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Meaning of NOISE

Pronunciation:  noyz

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

NOISE is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: dissonance, disturbance, interference, make noise, racket, resound
 See Also: atmospheric static, atmospherics, auditory sensation, backfire, background, background signal, bang, banging, bark, blare, blare, blaring, blast, blast, blowup, boom, brattle, brouhaha, cacophony, chatter, chattering, chug, clack, clack, clamor, clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, clap, clash, clatter, clatter, claxon, clitter, crack, cracking, crackle, crackle, crackling, crash, creak, creak, creaking, crepitation, crosstalk, crunch, crunch, din, ding-dong, drown out, eruption, fadeout, go, grate, grinding, grumble, grumbling, grunt, hiss, hissing, honk, howl, howl, hubbub, hum, hum, humming, jangle, jingle, jinglejangle, jitter, katzenjammer, loud noise, pant, plash, plonk, plop, plump, purl, racket, racket, rale, rattle, rattling, report, rhonchus, ring out, roar, roar, roaring, rumble, rumbling, rustle, rustling, scranch, scrape, scraping, scratch, scratching, scraunch, screak, scream, scream, screaming, screech, screech, screeching, scrunch, shriek, shrieking, shrilling, sibilation, sizzle, skreak, snore, sound, sound, sound, spatter, spattering, splash, splatter, splattering, splutter, sputter, sputtering, squawk, squeak, squeak, static, stridulate, stridulation, thunder, trouble, uproar, whisper, whispering, white noise, XT



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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;
    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.
    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.
  2. \Noise\, v. i.
    To sound; to make a noise. --Milton.
  3. \Noise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Noised}; p pr. & vb. n.
    1. To spread by rumor or report.
             All these sayings were noised abroad. --Luke i. 65.
    2. To disturb with noise. [Obs.] --Dryden.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing a strange noise in your dream means the unexpected and the unknown. You may be expressing some fear or confusion concerning a particular situation in your waking life. The noise in your dream may serve as a way to attract your attention to that issue. Alternatively, noise may represent a breakthrough in your personal struggles. Perhaps you have burst through a barrier of resistance which had been holding you back for a long time.
Video Dictionary
 Definition: A general term used in electronics to indicate any unwanted electrical signal, unrelated to the original signal. Video noise is generally manifested as snow, graininess, ghost images or picture static induced by external sources such as the national power-line grid, electric motors, fluorescent lamps, etc. In audio, noise is generally manifested as hiss and static.
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