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 ~