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a. Sound or a sound that is loud, unpleasant, unexpected, or undesired.
b. Sound or a sound of any kind: The only noise was the wind in the pines.
2. A loud outcry or commotion: the noise of the mob; a lot of noise over the new law.
3. Physics A disturbance, especially a random and persistent disturbance, that obscures or reduces the clarity of a signal.
4. Computers Irrelevant or meaningless data.
5. Informal
a. A complaint or protest.
b. Rumor; talk.
c. noises Remarks or actions intended to convey a specific impression or to attract attention: "The U.S. is making appropriately friendly noises to the new Socialist Government" (Flora Lewis).
tr.v. noised, nois·ing, nois·es
To spread the rumor or report of.

[Middle English, from Old French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *nausea, discomfort, from Latin nausea, seasickness; see nausea.]
Synonyms: noise, din, racket2, uproar, pandemonium, hullabaloo, hubbub, clamor
These nouns refer to loud, confused, or disagreeable sounds. Noise is the least specific: deafened by the noise in the subway. A din is a jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds: the din of the factory. Racket is loud, distressing noise: the racket made by trucks rolling along cobblestone streets. Uproar, pandemonium, and hullabaloo imply disorderly tumult together with loud, bewildering sound: "The evening uproar of the howling monkeys burst out" (W.H. Hudson); "a pandemonium of dancing and whooping, drumming and feasting" (Francis Parkman); a tremendous hullabaloo in the agitated crowd. Hubbub emphasizes turbulent activity and concomitant din: the hubbub of bettors, speculators, and tipsters. Clamor is loud, sustained noise, as of a public outcry of dissatisfaction: "not in the clamor of the crowded street" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow); a debate that was interrupted by a clamor of opposition.
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1. a sound, esp one that is loud or disturbing
2. loud shouting; clamour; din
3. (Electronics) any undesired electrical disturbance in a circuit, degrading the useful information in a signal. See also signal-to-noise ratio
4. (General Physics) undesired or irrelevant elements in a visual image: removing noise from pictures.
5. talk or interest: noise about strikes.
6. (plural) conventional comments or sounds conveying a reaction, attitude, feeling, etc: she made sympathetic noises.
7. make a noise to talk a great deal or complain
8. make noises about informal to give indications of one's intentions: the government is making noises about new social security arrangements.
9. (Theatre) noises off theatre sounds made offstage intended for the ears of the audience: used as a stage direction
10. (tr; usually foll by abroad or about) to spread (news, gossip, etc)
11. (intr) rare to talk loudly or at length
12. (intr) rare to make a din or outcry; be noisy
[C13: from Old French, from Latin: nausea]
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n., v. noised, nois•ing. n.
1. sound, esp. of a loud, harsh, or confused kind.
2. a sound of any kind.
3. loud shouting or clamor.
4. an electric disturbance in a communications system that interferes with reception of a signal.
5. extraneous, excessive data or information.
6. rumor or gossip, esp. slander.
7. to spread, as a report or rumor; disseminate (usu. fol. by about or abroad).
8. to talk much or publicly.
9. to make a noise, outcry, or clamor.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin nausea seasickness. See nausea]
noise′less, adj.
noise′less•ly, adv.
syn: noise, clamor, hubbub, din, racket refer to nonmusical or confused sounds. noise is a general word that usu. refers to loud, harsh, or discordant sounds: noise from the street. clamor refers to loud noise, as from shouting or cries, that expresses feelings, desires, or complaints: the clamor of an angry crowd. hubbub refers to a confused mingling of sounds, usu. voices; it may also mean tumult or confused activity: the hubbub on the floor of the stock exchange. din is a very loud, continuous noise that greatly disturbs or distresses: the din of a factory. racket refers to a rattling sound or clatter: to make a racket when doing the dishes.
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  1. Applause … like pebbles being rattled in a tin —Francis King
  2. Blare, like the clearing of a monstrous throat —Richard Wilbur
  3. (The crowd laughing and) boo-boo-booming like frogs in a barbershop quartet —Ken Kesey
  4. Boomed like a split trombone —O. Henry
  5. Boom like a military band —W. H. Auden
  6. A branch creaked … like someone turning over in bed —Jonathan Valin
  7. Broke into a long roar like the falling of the walls of Jericho —Katherine Anne Porter
  8. (The house-phone … ) buzzed like an angry hornet —Cornell Woolrich
  9. Cawing like a rook —Dame Edith Sitwell
  10. [A dog’s teeth] chattered like barbers’ scissors —Frank Conroy
  11. Clanged like fifty fire-engines —Herman Melville
  12. Clanging [noise of truck backing out of driveway] like a half-dozen cowbells —Carolyn Chute
  13. (Brake drums) clapped like cymbals —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  14. Click like the snapping of a picture with an old box camera —W. P. Kinsella
  15. A clopping sound … stung Lavinia’s nerves like a box on the ears —L. P. Hartley
  16. Creaked like a saddle when he shifted —Wallace Stegner
  17. Creak like a rusty engine —Franz Werfel
  18. A dissonant chord, as if somebody stepped on a cat —George Garrett
  19. Door slam … like the crack of a bat when the opposition has hit a homerun to beat the Mariners in the bottom of the ninth —Tom Robbins
  20. (The phone’s) dull ring … like marbles rolling across a sheet of tin —Jean Thompson
  21. Emitting throaty, explosive sounds like someone about to spit in someone else’s face —Natascha Wodin
  22. Fitful, hacking noise, like a dog coughing up a bone —William Styron
  23. Footsteps echoing like gunfire in a well —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  24. Growling away like an old mastiff with a sore throat —Charles Dickens
  25. Growling like a fox in a trap —William Diehl
  26. (Water) gulped and hissed like a dozen Jacuzzis —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  27. Heels ticking on the parquet floor like the clock of a time bomb —Margaret Millar
  28. Her steps … made tiny, sharp pecky sounds, kind of like Mother drumming on the edge of the dinner table when Father tried to promote himself a second piece of pie —Raymond Chandler
  29. The hinges and springs [of a door] screech like a woman with a hand over her mouth —Robert Campbell
  30. Hissed like an adder —John D. MacDonald
  31. (Tires) hissed like death —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  32. (The sea) hissed like twenty thousand kettles —Joseph Conrad
  33. Hisses and crackles like a doused campfire —Kate Wheeler
  34. Hissing noise [as of crackling tissue paper] … was like a nail on glass to my nerves —Cornell Woolrich
  35. Hum, like a devout crowd on its knees —Margaret Atwood
  36. Like a log fire, the typewriter crackled —Delmore Schwartz

    If Delmore Schwartz were alive and keeping a diary today, instead of in 1944 when this entry was made, the crackling might well be from a computer keyboard instead of a typewriter.

  37. (A beehive as) loud as an airfield —Maxine Kumin
  38. Loud as gunfire —Reynolds Price
  39. Loud as the last call of God —Harold Adams
  40. A loud cracking sound, like a frozen river breaking up in spring —Andrew Kaplan
  41. Loud … like a gun going off —Edith Wharton
  42. Made a sound [in response to being kicked] like a sick cat —Loren D. Estleman
  43. (A printer that) makes noise like a mad elephant —Edward Mendelson, reviewing computer products in Yale Review, 1985
  44. Murmur like bees —Dame Edith Sitwell
  45. (Through the audience went) a murmur, like the rustle of dead leaves —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  46. The noise cracked like a whip in the still room —Margaret Mitchell

    The noise Mitchell likened to the crack of a whip was made by Scarlett O’Hara when she slapped Ashley Wilkes’ face in the famous scene from Gone With the Wind when he rejects her declaration of love.

  47. Noise dwindling like a cut-back motor —Rosellen Brown
  48. The noise level was deafening … like some hideous unrelenting tape-loop of trains having sex —Ben Hamper in article on changes at GM, Mother Jones, September, 1986
  49. Noises rise and are lost in the air like balloons —Albert Camus
  50. Noise [of continuous lightning] that sometimes burst like metal fireworks —Marguerite Duras
  51. (The city by day was as) noisy and busy as a pack of children —Sinclair Lewis

    See Also: BUSYNESS

  52. (She would be as) noisy as a child at a playground —Helen Hudson
  53. Noisy as a living skeleton having a fit on a hardwood floor —Leonard Washborn, reporting on 1880s baseball game for Interocean newspaper
  54. Noisy as squirrels mating on a rooftop —Elyse Sommer
  55. Noisy as the stock exchange —Augustine Bire
  56. An occasional buzz [interrupting the silence] like an unheeded alarm clock —William Humphrey
  57. Popping sounds, like hands clapped sharply together —W. P. Kinsella
  58. [A typewriter] purrs like a seductive housecat —Tom Robbins
  59. Rattling like a gong —Cynthia Ozick
  60. Raucus whoop of children, spiteful and cruel like the sound of a lynch mob —Amos Oz


  61. Resounded like a gigantic trumpet —Emile Zola
  62. Ring like bells of glass —Elinor Wylie
  63. Rowdy as gulls —Marge Piercy
  64. Rumble … like a monster growl —Susan Minot
  65. (The fiddle) screeched like a thing in pain —Elizabeth Bowen
  66. Screeching with a noise like a buzz saw cutting through a knot —William Humphrey
  67. Screech, like a car shifting gears on a dangerous uphill road —Yehuda Amichai
  68. Sickening screech [of ripping metal] … like the scream of a wounded beast —Richard Moran
  69. Slammed the door after him like a six-gun salute —Cornell Woolrich
  70. The slamming of the door sounded like the last crack of doom —Jimmy Sangster

    Sangster’s comparison begins the prologue to his mystery novel, private i, with a literal and figurative bang.

  71. Snorted like a horse —Geoffrey Chaucer
  72. The sound … filled the eardrums like wax —Wyatt Blassingame
  73. Sound … it seemed to fill the vast room as breath fills a toy balloon —Frank Trippett
  74. Sound like rhinos crashing into trees —Pauline Kael
  75. The sounds [of the city] broke over her like a wave —Marguerite Yourcenar
  76. Sounds came to me dully, as if people were speaking through their handkerchiefs or with their hands over their mouths —Maya Angelou
  77. Sounds faded to a muffled warble, like a stream over pebbles —Curt Leviant
  78. Sounds … grated and rumbled like a subway train —Norman Mailer
  79. Sounds … hurt his ear like the thrust of a knife —Ambrose Bierce
  80. The sound was hollow like the hammer on a coconut —Carson McCullers
  81. The [baseball] stands sounded like a gigantic drawerful of voices that had suddenly been pulled open —Bernard Malamud
  82. Static crackled along the line, like popcorn popping —William Diehl
  83. The steady drone of the crowd, like bees humming —Anon
  84. A steady murmur like the crowd noises made in a movie —Frank Conroy
  85. Tapping and ticking like nervous fingers —Sylvia Plath
  86. A thin plaintive sound, like a starved cat —Raymond Chandler
  87. The thud of her heart in her ears like wet dirt slapped with a spade —Reynolds Price
  88. Ticking [of clock] … sounds like a convict rhythmically pounding a rock —W. P. Kinsella
  89. Twitter like bats —Angela Carter
  90. Whirring, like the buzz of a giant wasp —Eddie Cohen
  91. A whoop woke me up … as if I’d been prodded by a cattle rod —W. P. Kinsella
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1. used as countable nouns

A sound is something that you can hear. A noise is an unpleasant or unexpected sound. You say that machinery makes a noise. People and animals can also make noises.

A sudden noise made Bela jump.
The birds were making screeching noises.
2. used as uncountable nouns

Sound and noise can both be uncountable nouns.

Sound is the general term for what you hear as a result of vibrations travelling through the air, water, etc.

The aircraft could go faster than the speed of sound.

Be Careful!
When you use sound with this meaning, don't say 'the sound'.

Don't use expressions such as 'much' or 'a lot of' with sound. Don't say, for example, 'There was a lot of sound'. Say 'There was a lot of noise'.

Is that the wind making all that noise?
Try not to make so much noise.
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Past participle: noised
Gerund: noising

I noise
you noise
he/she/it noises
we noise
you noise
they noise
I noised
you noised
he/she/it noised
we noised
you noised
they noised
Present Continuous
I am noising
you are noising
he/she/it is noising
we are noising
you are noising
they are noising
Present Perfect
I have noised
you have noised
he/she/it has noised
we have noised
you have noised
they have noised
Past Continuous
I was noising
you were noising
he/she/it was noising
we were noising
you were noising
they were noising
Past Perfect
I had noised
you had noised
he/she/it had noised
we had noised
you had noised
they had noised
I will noise
you will noise
he/she/it will noise
we will noise
you will noise
they will noise
Future Perfect
I will have noised
you will have noised
he/she/it will have noised
we will have noised
you will have noised
they will have noised
Future Continuous
I will be noising
you will be noising
he/she/it will be noising
we will be noising
you will be noising
they will be noising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been noising
you have been noising
he/she/it has been noising
we have been noising
you have been noising
they have been noising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been noising
you will have been noising
he/she/it will have been noising
we will have been noising
you will have been noising
they will have been noising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been noising
you had been noising
he/she/it had been noising
we had been noising
you had been noising
they had been noising
I would noise
you would noise
he/she/it would noise
we would noise
you would noise
they would noise
Past Conditional
I would have noised
you would have noised
he/she/it would have noised
we would have noised
you would have noised
they would have noised
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
clap, bam, bang, blast, eruption - a sudden very loud noise
banging - a continuing very loud noise
bark - a noise resembling the bark of a dog
blare, blaring, cacophony, clamor, din - a loud harsh or strident noise
boom, roar, roaring, thunder - a deep prolonged loud noise
chattering, chatter - the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
chattering, chatter - the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
chug - the dull explosive noise made by an engine
clack, clap - a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clash, crash - a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"
clatter - a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement); "the shutters clattered against the house"; "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"
cracking, crack, snap - a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"
crackle, crepitation, crackling - the sharp sound of snapping noises
creak, creaking - a squeaking sound; "the creak of the floorboards gave him away"
crunch - the sound of something crunching; "he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"
ding-dong - the noise made by a bell
explosion - the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a mile away"
grate - a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
grinding - a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)
grunt, oink - the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
fizzle, hiss, hissing, hushing, sibilation - a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval); "the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"
howl - a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound; "the howl of the wind made him restless"
brouhaha, hubbub, katzenjammer, uproar - loud confused noise from many sources
humming, hum - a humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic"
pant - the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
plonk - the noise of something dropping (as into liquid)
plop - the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
plump - the sound of a sudden heavy fall
racket - a loud and disturbing noise
rale, rattle, rattling - a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle"
report - a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing); "they heard a violent report followed by silence"
rhonchus - a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels
grumble, grumbling, rumble, rumbling - a loud low dull continuous noise; "they heard the rumbling of thunder"
rustle, whispering, rustling, whisper - a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
scrape, scratching, scraping, scratch - a harsh noise made by scraping; "the scrape of violin bows distracted her"
screech, screeching, shriek, shrieking, scream, screaming - a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry; "he ducked at the screechings of shells"; "he heard the scream of the brakes"
scrunch - a crunching noise
shrilling - a continuing shrill noise; "the clash of swords and the shrilling of trumpets"--P. J. Searles
sizzle - a sizzling noise
slam - the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects
snap - the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand; "servants appeared at the snap of his fingers"
snore - the rattling noise produced when snoring
spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputter, sputtering - the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
plash, splash - the sound like water splashing
2.noise - the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
3.noise - electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
clutter - unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
trouble - an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
background signal, background - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
crosstalk, XT - the presence of an unwanted signal via an accidental coupling
fadeout - a gradual temporary loss of a transmitted signal due to electrical disturbances
jitter - small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources
atmospheric static, atmospherics, static - a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
white noise - a noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration; "white noise is a good masking agent"
4.noise - a loud outcry of protest or complaint; "the announcement of the election recount caused a lot of noise"; "whatever it was he didn't like it and he was going to let them know by making as loud a noise as he could"
cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell, call - a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
5.noise - incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks; "all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say"
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
6.noise - the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
ergodicity - an attribute of stochastic systems; generally, a system that tends in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions
Verb1.noise - emit a noisenoise - 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


1. sound, talk, row, racket, outcry, clamour, din, clatter, uproar, babble, blare, fracas, commotion, pandemonium, rumpus, cry, tumult, hubbub There was too much noise in the room and he needed peace.
sound silence, peace calm quiet
Related words
like phonomania
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1. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
2. The sensation caused by vibrating wave motion that is perceived by the organs of hearing:
1. To make (information) generally known:
Idioms: spread far and wide, spread the word.
2. To engage in or spread gossip:
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hávaîi, skarkalihávaîi; hljóî
be triukšmotrankiaitrankustriukšmingai
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A. N
1. (= sound) → ruido m
she jumps at the slightest noiseel menor ruido la hace sobresaltarse
I heard a scuffling noiseoí el ruido de algo que correteaba
I heard a creaking noiseoí un ruido chirriante
he was making choking noises in his throathacía ruidos con la garganta como si se estuviera ahogando
see also background B
2. (= loud sound) → ruido m
he hates noiseodia el ruido
stop that noise!¡deja de hacer ese ruido!
to make a noisehacer ruido
tell them not to make any noisediles que no hagan ruido
3. (fig) to make a noise about sthprotestar por algo
they made a lot of noise about itprotestaron mucho por ello
she made noises about wanting to go home earlyquería irse pronto a casa y estuvo soltando indirectas
she showed polite interest and made all the right noisesse mostró interesada y cortés y dijo todo lo correcto
I just made sympathetic noises and said what a shame it wasme limité a mostrarme comprensiva y dije que era una lástima
4. (= person) a big noiseun pez gordo
5. (Rad, TV, Telec, Comput) → interferencia f
B. VT to noise sth about or abroaddivulgar algo, correr la voz de algo
we don't want it noised abroadno queremos que se corra la voz
C. CPD noise abatement Nreducción f del ruido
noise level Nnivel m del ruido
noise pollution Ncontaminación f acústica
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[ˈnɔɪz] n (= sound) → bruit m
to make a noise → faire du bruit
Please make less noise → Faites moins de bruit, s'il vous plaît.
Try not to make so much noise → Essayez de faire moins de bruit.
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nGeräusch nt; (= loud, irritating sound)Lärm m, → Krach m; (Elec: = interference) → Rauschen nt; what was that noise?was war das für ein Geräusch?; a hammering noiseein hämmerndes Geräusch; the noise of (the) jet planesder Düsenlärm; the noise of the trafficder Straßenlärm; the noise of the bellsder Lärm der Glocken; the noise of horses coming up the streetPferdegetrappel die Straße herauf; noises in the ears (Med) → Ohrensausen nt; the rain made a noise on the roofder Regen prasselte aufs Dach; it made a lot of noisees war sehr laut, es hat viel Krach gemacht; don’t make a noise!sei leise!; stop making such a (lot of) noisehör auf, solchen Lärm or Krach zu machen; she made noises about leaving earlysie ließ immer wieder fallen, dass sie früh gehen wollte (inf); he’s always making noises about resigninger redet dauernd davon, dass er zurücktreten will; to make reassuring/placatory noisesberuhigende/besänftigende Geräusche machen; she made (all) the right noisessie reagierte richtig; to make a lot of noise about something (inf)viel Geschrei um etw machen; to make a noise in the worldAufsehen erregen, von sich reden machen; a big noise (fig inf)ein großes Tier (inf); noise abatement/preventionLärmbekämpfung f
vt to noise something abroad or about (old, hum)etw verbreiten; it was noised about that …es ging das Gerücht (um), dass …


noise abatement
nLärmbekämpfung f; (Tech) → Schallschutz m; noise zoneLärmschutzzone f
noise barrier
nLärmschutzwall m; (= fence)Lärmschutzzaun m
noise control
nLärmbekämpfung f; (Tech) → Schallschutz m
adjgeräuschlos; tread, step alsolautlos
advgeräuschlos; move alsolautlos
noise level
noise nuisance, noise pollution
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[nɔɪz] n (sound) → rumore m; (din) → rumore, chiasso, fracasso (Telec, Radio, TV) → disturbo, interferenza
to make a noise → fare un rumore
stop making a noise! → smettila di far rumore!
my wife's making noises about starting a family → mia moglie sembra farmi capire che vuole avere un bambino
a big noise (fam) (person) → un pezzo grosso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(noiz) noun
1. a sound. I heard a strange noise outside; the noise of gunfire.
2. an unpleasantly loud sound. I hate noise.
ˈnoiseless adjective
without any sound. noiseless footsteps.
ˈnoiselessly adverb
ˈnoisy adjective
making a loud noise. noisy children; a noisy engine.
ˈnoisily adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


ضَوضَاءٌ hluk larm Lärm θόρυβος ruido melu bruit buka rumore 騒音 소음 lawaai støy hałas barulho шум oväsen เสียง gürültü tiếng ồn 噪声
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


n. ruido;
to make ___hacer ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


n ruido
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References in classic literature ?
Athos was at this part of his marvelous vision, when the charm was suddenly broken by a great noise rising from the outer gates.
They both heard a curious roly-poly noise under the attic floor.
The speaker appeared to throw a boot-jack, or some such article, at the person he addressed, to rouse him from his slumbers: for the noise of a wooden body, falling violently, was heard; and then an indistinct muttering, as of a man between sleep and awake.
After a short interval of silence the noise burst out again.
Suddenly, as they were about to boldly enter through the opening, there arose a harsh clamor of sound that swelled and echoed on every side, until they were nearly deafened by the racket and had to put their fingers to their ears to keep the noise out.
I reached down and got my walking-shoes, then sat up in bed and listened, in order to exactly locate the noise. But I couldn't do it; it was as unlocatable as a cricket's noise; and where one thinks that that is, is always the very place where it isn't.
Toward midnight Charles heard a great noise beneath his window.
But, this accomplished, which he fancied was all he had to do to get out of this terrible strait and embarrassment, another still greater difficulty presented itself, for it seemed to him impossible to relieve himself without making some noise, and he ground his teeth and squeezed his shoulders together, holding his breath as much as he could; but in spite of his precautions he was unlucky enough after all to make a little noise, very different from that which was causing him so much fear.
She thought that as she sat thus, musing upon the question whether life was not for some people a rather dull invention, she was frightened by a sudden noise behind her.
So many loathsome animals inhabited the prison, that their noise did not, in general, awake him; but whether abstinence had quickened his faculties, or whether the noise was really louder than usual, Edmond raised his head and listened.
'I think,' said Olof, 'that your wooer will come up through the floor of the castle to you, and so you must be prepared when you hear the noise of his coming and the floor begins to open, and have at hand blazing pitch, and pour plenty of it into the opening.
"I hear the noise of some one putting his hand in his pocket," said the owl.