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Definition of 'noise'


  1. 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"
  2. the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
       Synonyms: dissonance racket
  3. electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
       Synonyms: interference disturbance
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
       Synonyms: randomness haphazardness stochasticity


  1. emit a noise
       Synonyms: make noise resound

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