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Definition 1: the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for noise in the sense of this definition

(noise is a kind of ...) not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals

(... is a kind of noise ) an attribute of stochastic systems; generally, a system that tends in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions

Definition 2: incomprehensibility resulting from irrelevant information or meaningless facts or remarks - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where noise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all the noise in his speech concealed the fact that he didn't have anything to say

(noise is a kind of ...) the quality of being incomprehensible

Definition 3: the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where noise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • modern music is just noise to me

Synonyms for noise in the sense of this definition

(noise is a kind of ...) the subjective sensation of hearing something

"he strained to hear the faint sounds"

Definition 4: a loud outcry of protest or complaint - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where noise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(noise is a kind of ...) a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

"the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

Definition 5: sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where noise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(noise is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

(... is a kind of noise ) a crunching noise

(... is a kind of noise ) a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

"he ducked at the screechings of shells" "he heard the scream of the brakes"

(... is a kind of noise ) a harsh noise made by scraping

"the scrape of violin bows distracted her"

(... is a kind of noise ) a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

(... is a kind of noise ) a loud low dull continuous noise

"they heard the rumbling of thunder"

(... is a kind of noise ) a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels

(... is a kind of noise ) a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)

"they heard a violent report followed by silence"

(... is a kind of noise ) a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)

"the death rattle"

(... is a kind of noise ) a loud and disturbing noise

(... is a kind of noise ) the sound of a sudden heavy fall

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash

(... is a kind of noise ) a continuing shrill noise

"the clash of swords and the shrilling of trumpets"

(... is a kind of noise ) a sizzling noise

(... is a kind of noise ) a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)

(... is a kind of noise ) a shrill grating or chirping noise made by some insects by rubbing body parts together

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise of soft mud being walked on

(... is a kind of noise ) a short high-pitched noise

"the squeak of shoes on powdery snow"

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise of squawking

"she awoke to the squawk of chickens" "the squawk of car horns"

(... is a kind of noise ) the sound like water splashing

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively

"he heard a spatter of gunfire"

(... is a kind of noise ) the rattling noise produced when snoring

(... is a kind of noise ) 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"

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise of something dropping (as into liquid)

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)

(... is a kind of noise ) a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)

"the shutters clattered against the house" "the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones"

(... is a kind of noise ) a loud resonant repeating noise

"he could hear the clang of distant bells"

(... is a kind of noise ) a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated

(... is a kind of noise ) the dull explosive noise made by an engine

(... is a kind of noise ) the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine

(... is a kind of noise ) the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)

(... is a kind of noise ) a deep prolonged loud noise

(... is a kind of noise ) a loud harsh or strident noise

(... is a kind of noise ) a noise resembling the bark of a dog

(... is a kind of noise ) a continuing very loud noise

(... is a kind of noise ) a sudden sharp noise

"the crack of a whip" "he heard the cracking of the ice" "he can hear the snap of a twig"

(... is a kind of noise ) the sharp sound of snapping noises

(... is a kind of noise ) a squeaking sound

"the creak of the floorboards gave him away"

(... is a kind of noise ) a humming noise

"the hum of distant traffic"

(... is a kind of noise ) loud confused noise from many sources

(... is a kind of noise ) a loud sustained noise resembling the cry of a hound

"the howl of the wind made him restless"

(... is a kind of noise ) a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)

"the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience"

(... is a kind of noise ) the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs

(... is a kind of noise ) a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

(... is a kind of noise ) a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise caused by an explosion

"the explosion was heard a mile away"

(... is a kind of noise ) the noise made by a bell

(... is a kind of noise ) the sound of something crunching

"he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path"

(... is a kind of noise ) a sudden very loud noise

Definition 6: electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for noise in the sense of this definition

(noise is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

(... is a kind of noise ) unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen

(... is a kind of noise ) 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"

(... is a kind of noise ) the presence of an unwanted signal via an accidental coupling

(... is a kind of noise ) a gradual temporary loss of a transmitted signal due to electrical disturbances

(... is a kind of noise ) small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources

(... is a kind of noise ) a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference

(... is a kind of noise ) a noise produced by a stimulus containing all of the audible frequencies of vibration

"white noise is a good masking agent"

Definition 7: emit a noise - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for noise in the sense of this definition

(noise is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a sound like frying fat

(... is a kind of noise ) sound loudly

"a shot rang out"

(... is a kind of noise ) emit a loud noise as a result of undergoing a backfire

"My old car backfires all the time"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a loud, piercing sound

"Fighter planes are screaming through the skies"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a sound typical of metallic objects

"The keys were jingling in his pocket"

(... is a kind of noise ) make imperceptible

"The noise from the ice machine drowned out the music"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a shrill creaking noise by rubbing together special bodily structures

"male insects such as crickets or grasshoppers stridulate"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a rattling sound

"clattering dishes"

(... is a kind of noise ) make loud and annoying noises

(... is a kind of noise ) make a high-pitched, screeching noise

"The door creaked when I opened it slowly" "My car engine makes a whining noise"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a crushing noise

"his shoes were crunching on the gravel"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a low continuous sound

"The refrigerator is humming"

(... is a kind of noise ) use the horn of a car

(... is a kind of noise ) make a murmuring sound

"the water was purling"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles

"The wind was howling in the trees" "The water roared down the chute"

(... is a kind of noise ) make a strident sound

"She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"

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