Meaning of NOISE in English


Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Noise is a loud or unpleasant sound.

There was too much ~ in the room and he needed peace...

The ~ of bombs and guns was incessant...

The baby was filled with alarm at the darkness and the ~.



A ~ is a sound that someone or something makes.

Sir Gerald made a small ~ in his throat.

...birdsong and other animal ~s...



If someone makes ~s of a particular kind about something, they say things that indicate their attitude to it in a rather indirect or vague way.

The President took care to make encouraging ~s about the future...

His mother had also started making ~s about it being time for him to leave home.

N-PLURAL: usu with supp


If you say that someone makes the right ~s or makes all the right ~s, you think that they are showing concern or enthusiasm about something because they feel they ought to rather than because they really want to.

He was making all the right ~s about multi-party democracy and human rights.

PHRASE: V inflects


see also big ~

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