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"
noise, dissonance, racketnoun
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
"modern music is just noise to me"
noise, interference, disturbancenoun
electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
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"
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"
randomness, haphazardness, stochasticity, noiseverb
the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
make noise, resound, noiseverb
emit a noise
Various sounds, usually unwanted.
He knew that it was trash day, when the garbage collectors made all the noise.
Sound or signal generated by random fluctuations
Unwanted part of a signal. (Signal to noise ratio)
The measured level of variation in gene expression among cells, regardless of source, within a supposedly identical population
rumour or complaint
The problems with the new computer system are causing a lot of noise at Head Office.
To make noise.
To spread news of; to spread as rumor or gossip.
sound of any kind
especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din
loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report
music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band
to sound; to make a noise
to spread by rumor or report
to disturb with noise
In common use, the word noise means any unwanted sound. In physics and analog electronics, noise is a mostly unwanted random addition to a signal; it is called noise as a generalisation of the acoustic noise heard when listening to a weak radio transmission with significant electrical noise. Signal noise is heard as acoustic noise if the signal is converted into sound; it manifests as "snow" on a television or video image. High noise levels can block, distort, change or interfere with the meaning of a message in human, animal and electronic communication. In signal processing or computing noise can be considered random unwanted data without meaning; that is, data that is not being used to transmit a signal, but is simply produced as an unwanted by-product of other activities. "Signal-to-noise ratio" is sometimes used to refer to the ratio of useful to irrelevant information in an exchange. In biology, many different forms of cellular noise exist, where a measurement displays substantial variance around its mean: for example, transcriptional noise describes the variability in gene activity between cells in a population. In many cases, the special case of thermal noise arises, which sets a fundamental lower limit to what can be measured or signaled and is related to basic physical processes described by thermodynamics, some of which are expressible by simple formulae.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
noiz, n. sound of any kind: any over-loud or excessive sound, din: frequent or public talk: (Shak.) report: a musical band.—v.t. to spread by rumour.—v.i. to sound loud.—adjs. Noise′ful, noisy; Noise′less, without noise: silent.—adv. Noise′lessly.—n. Noise′lessness.—Make a noise in the world, to attract great notoriety. [Fr. noise, quarrel; prob. from L. nausea, disgust; but possibly from L. noxa, hurt—nocēre, to hurt.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'noise' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2339
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Rank popularity for the word 'noise' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1596
Rank popularity for the word 'noise' in Nouns Frequency: #839
The numerical value of noise in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of noise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
I told everyone that we were going to go down the stairs very quietly. But with 150-odd people on a staircase, we were like sitting ducks. Two of my guys went ahead to make sure it was safe, we had two guys at the back. We'd move down to one floor, check the floor and then get everyone down. We did the same on the next floor. It took quite a while to get everyone down. We got out at around 3 or 4 in the morning, we were asked to take off our shoes to avoid making noise because we never knew if there were still terrorists around who could hear us. No one spoke either.
We're quite bullish on equities today and the reason for that is that the main driver of equities is interest rates, the news on trade, the elections, tax policy, etc., is largely noise.
But I don't think it's cause for that, everything from the start has been noise.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That’s why I became an operative working with Democrats. With Democrats all you have to do is make a lot of noise, lay out the hay, and be ready to use the ole cattle prod in case a few want to bolt the herd.
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- шум, шумотевица, данданияBulgarian
- sorollCatalan, Valencian
- hluk, šumCzech
- støj, lyd, larm, spektakelDanish
- Lärm, Rauschen, Störung, Geräusch, KrachGerman
- ونگ, نوفهPersian
- kohina, meluFinnish
- vacarme, bruit, brouhahaFrench
- faram, fuaimScottish Gaelic
- zörej, zajHungarian
- աղմուկ, աղաղակArmenian
- 雑音, 騒音, ノイズJapanese
- geluid, lawaai, herrie, ruisDutch
- szum, hałasPolish
- barulho, ruídoPortuguese
- larmă, vacarm, sunet, zgomot de semnal, gălăgie, zgomot, perturbație, răsunetRomanian
- шум, buka, šum, букаSerbo-Croatian
- hrup, šumSlovene
- brus, brusa, oljud, buller, väsnasSwedish
- araedje, brutWalloon
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