Definitions for: Noise


[n] the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
[n] sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"
[n] electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
[v] emit a noise



Webster (1913) Definition: Noise, n. [F. noise noisy strife, quarrel, brawl, fr. L.
nausea seasickness, sickness, disgust. See Nausea.]
1. Sound of any kind.

The heavens turn about in a most rapid motion
without noise to us perceived. --Bacon.

Note: Noise is either a sound of too short a duration to be
determined, like the report of a cannon; or else it is
a confused mixture of many discordant sounds, like the
rolling of thunder or the noise of the waves.
Nevertheless, the difference between sound and noise is
by no means precise. --Ganot.

2. Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor;
din.

3. Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion;
rumor; report. ``The noise goes.'' --Shak.

What noise have we had about transplantation of
diseases and transfusion of blood! --T. Baker.

Soerates lived in Athens during the great plague
which has made so much noise in all ages.
--Spectator.

4. Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of
musicians; a band. [Obs.] --Milton.

The king has his noise of gypsies. --B. Jonson.

Syn: Cry; outcry; clamor; din; clatter; uproar.


Noise, v. i.
To sound; to make a noise. --Milton.


Noise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noised; p pr. & vb. n.
Noising.]
1. To spread by rumor or report.

All these sayings were noised abroad. --Luke i. 65.

2. To disturb with noise. [Obs.] --Dryden.

Synonyms: dissonance, disturbance, interference, make noise, racket, resound

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