Meaning of NOISE in English

I. ˈnȯiz noun

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

Date: 13th century

1. : loud, confused, or senseless shouting or outcry


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 -ləs adjective

• noise·less·ly adverb

II. verb

( noised ; nois·ing )

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb

1. : to talk much or loudly

2. : to make a noise

transitive verb

: to spread by rumor or report — usually used with about or abroad

the scandal was quickly noised about

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.