make noise

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Verb1.make noise - emit a noisemake noise - emit a noise        
sizzle - make a sound like frying fat
roar, howl - make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"
sough, purl - make a murmuring sound; "the water was purling"
claxon, honk - use the horn of a car
hum - make a low continuous sound; "The refrigerator is humming"
crunch, scranch, scraunch, crackle - make a crushing noise; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak, whine - make a high-pitched, screeching noise; "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"
racket - make loud and annoying noises
brattle, clack, clatter - make a rattling sound; "clattering dishes"
clitter, stridulate - make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures; "male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers stridulate"
drown out - make imperceptible; "The noise from the ice machine drowned out the music"
jangle, jingle, jingle-jangle - make a sound typical of metallic objects; "The keys were jingling in his pocket"
scream - make a loud, piercing sound; "Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"
backfire - emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire; "My old car backfires all the time"
ring out - sound loudly; "a shot rang out"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
blare, blast - make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
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