Meaning of NOISE in English


Pronunciation: ' no ̇ iz

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, disturbance, noise, from Latin nausea nausea

Date: 13th century

1 : loud, confused, or senseless shouting or outcry

2 a : SOUND especially : one that lacks agreeable musical quality or is noticeably unpleasant b : any sound that is undesired or interferes with one's hearing of something c : an unwanted signal or a disturbance (as static or a variation of voltage) in an electronic device or instrument (as radio or television) broadly : a disturbance interfering with the operation of a usually mechanical device or system d : electromagnetic radiation (as light or radio waves) that is composed of several frequencies and that involves random changes in frequency or amplitude e : irrelevant or meaningless data or output occurring along with desired information

3 : common talk : RUMOR especially : SLANDER

4 : something that attracts attention <the play ⋯ will make little noise in the world ― Brendan Gill>

5 : something spoken or uttered

6 : a style of rock music that is loud, often discordant, and usually uses electronic noise (as feedback)

– noise · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

– noise · less · ly adverb

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.