Meaning of NOISE in English


■ noun

1》 a sound, especially one that is loud, unpleasant, or disturbing.

↘continuous or repeated loud, confused sounds.

2》 ( ~s ) conventional remarks expressing some emotion or purpose: the government made tough ~s about defending sterling.

3》 technical irregular fluctuations accompanying and tending to obscure an electrical signal or other significant phenomenon.

■ verb archaic

1》 (usu. be ~d about ) talk about or make known publicly.

2》 make much ~.


make a ~ speak or act in a way designed to attract attention.

~s off sounds made offstage to be heard by the audience of a play.


ME: from OFr., from L. nausea (see nausea ).

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