adjective, nois·i·er, nois·i·est.
- making much noise: noisy children.
- abounding in or full of noise: a noisy assembly hall.
- characterized by much noise: a noisy celebration; a noisy protest.
Origin of noisy
Related formsnois·i·ly, adverbnois·i·ness, nounun·nois·i·ly, adverbun·nois·y, adjective
First recorded in 1685–95; noise
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Examples from the Web for noisiness
Historical Examples of noisiness
What makes all this music the more remarkable is the noisiness of the neighbourhood.
For noisiness and destructiveness these are a pair of species hard to beat.
Green parrots owe their unpopularity to their mischievousness and their noisiness.
And yet there is no noisiness, no wordiness, about them; nothing like rant or violence.
We may learn from it that noisiness is not earnestness, that violence is not strength.
British Dictionary definitions for noisiness
Derived Formsnoisily, adverbnoisiness, noun adjective noisier or noisiest
- making a loud or constant noise
- full of or characterized by noise
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Word Origin and History for noisiness
1690s, "making noise," also "full of noise," from noise + -y (2). Earlier was noiseful (late 14c.). Related: Noisily; noisiness.
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