|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||sound boom blare clang report thunder rumble clatter racket rattle scrape hiss grunt crackle bang rustle bark grinding spatter screech hubbub chatter squeak splash hum banging creak crunch crack scrunch snore shrilling ding-dong stridulation squawk clack rhonchus pant howl chug snap slam plop grate plump explosion plonk rat-a-tat-tat chatter make_noise|
|2.||[ noun ] (psychology) the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience|
"modern music is just noise to me"
|Related terms:||sound white_noise dissonate|
|3.||[ verb ] emit a noise|
|Related terms:||go roar squeak squawk clatter ring_out drown_out blast purl crump sizzle jingle scream crunch stridulate racket backfire hum honk|
|4.||[ noun ] the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan|
|Synonyms:||haphazardness stochasticity randomness|
|Related terms:||irregularity ergodicity|
|5.||[ noun ] 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"
|6.||[ noun ] 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"
|7.||[ noun ] electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication|
|Related terms:||trouble background crosstalk fadeout static jitter clutter|