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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a noisy eater (=someone who makes unpleasant noises with their mouth as they eat)
▪ I can't stand noisy eaters!
▪ The staff had heard it before on numerous occasions but nothing as severe or as noisy as on this particular night.
▪ The air was not as noisy as I thought it would be.
▪ Noisy environment Quite justifiably, hospitals have been labelled as noisy environments.
▪ It may not be as noisy as an old dot-matrix, but you could easily find its sound levels disturbing and intrusive.
▪ The camp was a most as noisy as the point of work had been during the day.
▪ Their late-night shouting match was so noisy it kept staff awake.
▪ What makes a tree so noisy?
▪ It's funny, Paula's so noisy, yet Graham is the most silent boy you could ever imagine.
▪ Getting closer, the swarm was so noisy it sounded like a war all by itself.
▪ It was so noisy and she couldn't see Lais anywhere.
▪ Because the cafés were so noisy and crowded, we had started working on our poems in my room at the Colegio.
▪ It's just so noisy in here.
▪ It was quiet, but perhaps that was because their entrance had been so noisy.
▪ It was too noisy, and the noise was not aircraft engines.
▪ Ninth Avenue was too noisy for him.
▪ The nurse in charge, as coldly white as the bed and the room, said they were too noisy.
▪ Then the artists have to move out because it's too noisy and expensive.
▪ Living at the county jail in downtown Sacramento, he said the area around his cell was too noisy to sleep.
▪ The kettle was getting too noisy by half.
▪ The other home was still too noisy.
▪ There's no real music there, it's a late-night disco and very noisy, too!
▪ Hercules became very happy and very drunk and very noisy.
▪ I was sad to see the martins go, even though they had often been very noisy at night and kept me awake.
▪ It was very noisy in the Stratocruise that night, the usual Friday crowd.
▪ The Stevens brothers, who had built up Garth Enterprises, got very drunk and very noisy.
▪ There, every morning soon after dawn, two pigeons performed an elaborate and very noisy mating dance.
▪ Then there's the enclosures which are very noisy and you just have to hope you've won.
▪ Mezzo is big, busy and very noisy.
▪ He was never hesitant or nervous, even before the largest and noisiest crowds.
▪ It was a vast place, a noisy crowd.
▪ There were queues outside now - a young and noisy crowd.
▪ Few of all the noisy crowd around knew of the change that had taken place.
▪ Starlings usually come in a noisy crowd, sparrows in twos and threes, while the robin is more often alone.
▪ Bars are too smoky and noisy.
▪ People started to complain about his noisy motorbike.
▪ The nightclub was crowded and noisy.
▪ The place was full of noisy teenagers.
▪ Their lives are being ruined by noisy neighbours.
Noisy Environments: speech recognition is made difficult if interference is created by noisy machinery or extraneous conversations.
▪ All among the trees, the birds are thick as thieves and noisy as conventioneers.
▪ I could sense the tension in the court as neighbours sought to give opinions to each other in noisy whispers.
▪ The night was noisy with its own nocturnal sounds.
▪ They are tame and noisy and build seaweed nests in the casuarina trees along the shores.
▪ This idea of happiness was set among wood shavings in a noisy workshop.
▪ This often occurs in a phobic situation, such as a crowded noisy room, or under circumstances of tension.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Noisy \Nois"y\, a. [Compar. Noisier; superl. Noisiest.]

  1. Making a noise, esp. a loud sound; clamorous; vociferous; turbulent; boisterous; as, the noisy crowd.

  2. Full of noise. ``The noisy town.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1690s, "making noise," also "full of noise," from noise + -y (2). Earlier was noiseful (late 14c.). Related: Noisily; noisiness.


a. 1 Making a noise, especially a loud sound; clamorous; vociferous; turbulent; boisterous; as, the noisy crowd. 2 Full of noise.

  1. adj. full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog" [ant: quiet]

  2. [also: noisiest, noisier]


Noisy is the name or part of the name of six communes of France:

  • Noisy-le-Grand in the Seine-Saint-Denis département
  • Noisy-le-Roi in the Yvelines département
  • Noisy-le-Sec in the Seine-Saint-Denis département
  • Noisy-Rudignon in the Seine-et-Marne département
  • Noisy-sur-École in the Seine-et-Marne département
  • Noisy-sur-Oise in the Val-d'Oise département

For a different spelling, see Noise (disambiguation).

Usage examples of "noisy".

They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.

While his daughter spun through the air, Eugene Mortlake sat in his little glass-enclosed office in one corner of the noisy aeroplane plant.

In this marsh, too, the children sometimes saw that singular bird, the Avoset, with its curious curved bill, its noisy clamor, and its long legs, bending and tottering under him, as he ran about the marsh or waded into its pools.

Perhaps you have even guessed that my name is indeed Ali Baba, and, especially you noisy lot in the back, perhaps you forget that I once was one of the most talented of woodcutters, and have retained a facility for the exacting use of exceedingly sharp instruments.

He detailed the subtle point in Gittin which, so long ago, he had disputed in much the same terms with his clever young cousin, Berel Jastrow, in the noisy study hall of the Oswiecim yeshiva.

Though that front guard post was a good vantage point for seeing the terrain clear to the sea on clear days, one could hear very little there of what went on inside and to the rear of the castle, because that topmost sentinel tower was situated directly above the noisy rushing waters of the Blabbermouth River, which kept up an endless, senseless stream of chatter day and night.

May the heathen ruler of the winds confine in iron chains the boisterous limbs of noisy Boreas, and the sharp-pointed nose of bitter-biting Eurus.

Mr Boulting I have to tell you that there has been a noisy party at your house.

Away from the noisy market section of the city, Regis passed the palatial home of Cassius, the spokesman of Bryn Shander.

Heavy carts laden with barrels of beer, crates of produce and animals made their way past noisy motorcars and shining black Hansom carriages to the Byward Market where vendors called their wares in French and English.

Lounging around a noisy Chicano bar in the middle of a communist riot?

With an uprush of feeling that choked her, she realized with what deep longing she wanted central heating and inner-spring mattresses, supermarkets and intensive care, microwave pizzas and noisy, crowded, polluted cities where you could go out alone for the day without needing a troop of friends, all armed to the teeth, to ensure that you got home again.

It seemed to her that she must have looked at a cityful of dark, noisy rooms ambitiously called apartments, each more impossible than the others.

The plentiful rather than choice repast, the numerous and noisy company, the empty compliments, the silly conversation, the roars of laughter at very poor jokes--all this would have driven me to despair if it had not been for Madame Audibert, whom I did not leave for a moment.

Now there was a noisy crowd of two thousand people around the building, and they booed lustily as Meredith, McShane, and Doar strode into the building, flanked by Mississippi Highway Patrolmen.