make noise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make noise emit a noise
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Quotations

  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.”
  • John Selden
    John%20Selden
    “They that govern the most make the least noise.”
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
    Sir Thomas Beecham
    “The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.”
  • Len Deighton
    Len Deighton
    “In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”
  • H. L. Phillips
    H. L. Phillips
    “Oratory is the art of making deep noises form the chest sound like important massages from the brain.”

Idioms

Empty vessels make the most noise - The thoughtless often speak the most.
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Usage

In literature:

Everything that is done in the universe seems to be done only to make a noise upon it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
He had no particular objection to making a noise.
"The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers" by John Burroughs
I agree with Chesterfield, who said that no gentleman should make that noise!
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
They're making such a noise!
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
I went on looking at it, but I could not make out which of the three logs was making the noise.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
Very frequently they are heard to make a grunting noise of satisfaction.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
The hog'll make noise enough to wake the dead.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
I desire to smash everything the little Welchers make noises.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
But these things make so much noise I can't hear myself think.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
The wind is making a noise, exactly like the sea, against the side of the mountain.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
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In poetry:

And still the white-hair'd pastor's voice
Fell on the ear, and still
A curlew would make sudden noise,
And swoop around the hill.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson
Make thou the bells, that fringe thy robes around,
Where-e'er thou goest, make a pleasing noise,
That all may hear the Gospel's joyous sound,
And, in the words thou utterest, rejoice.
"The Duty Of Clergymen" by Rees Prichard
Suddenly there is a noise of feet--
Rattle and clatter and patter and beat!
Old Puss makes a flying leap from her chair,
With a half-awake and startled stare,
Striving to see
What it may be.
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
Softly, softly! make no noises!
Now he lieth dead and dumb—-
Now he hears the angels' voices
Folding silence in the room—-
Now he muses deep the meaning of the Heaven-words as they come.
"A Child Asleep" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Meanwhile the stream, whose bank I sate upon,
Was making such a noise as it ran on
Accordant to the sweet Birds' harmony;
Methought that it was the best melody
Which ever to man's ear a passage won.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
Then there's a ring in a big stone near by the door,
Where gentlemen tethered their horses in days of yore;
And on the staircase door there's a firling pin
For making a rattling noise when anyone wanted in.
"The Fair Maid of Perth's House" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

But then medical researchers started inventing wicked expensive drugs and multi-million dollar machines that make cool noises and keep people alive.
J-Si's microphone starts making some scary noises, so we had some fun with it.
He took off his shoes, so he could move his feet without making noises that would be picked up on tape.
Make noise 7 days ago.
Make noise 11 days ago.
Make noise 22 days ago.
YouToo CEO Makes Some Noise in Washington.
Helander hoping to make some noise at state.
Tiesto and Swanky Tunes, 'Make Some Noise ' ft. Ben McInerney (Skidka Remix) – Song Premiere.
The store's huge plate glass windows, she says, only make the noise worse.
D'backs poised to make noise .
Experienced Salem softball squad looking to make noise in Northeastern Buckeye Conference.
If you don't yelp or make some sort of noise after watching this video, you are either a woman or missing your man parts.
I got tired of my canned goods sliding all over and making noise while traveling in my motorhome, so I bought a lingerie divider and put it in my pantry cabinets.
Is looking to make some noise at the 2012 North American Auto Show in Detroit with new concept vehicles.
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In science:

For β 2γ too small, the slope will be 1 − ε, with ε smaller than the noise in our simulation, making the anomalous diffusion difficult to observe.
Direct Numerical Observation of Anomalous Diffusion in Random Media
Now we will make a special choice for ρ(J ) and see how it is related to Wiener noise.
SLE with Jumps and Conformal Null Vectors
To make an initial and reliable statistical assessment of the radio properties of air showers, we have investigated a rather restrictive set of events with relatively high signal-to-noise ratio and simple selection criteria.
Detection and imaging of atmospheric radio flashes from cosmic ray air showers
Such a choice makes the deep space communication effectively free from the solar corona noise.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
The sensitivity of this kind of antenna can be improved by increasing its mass (thus, increasing the force the GWs exert on it), by making it equally sensitive in all directions and polarizations and by lowering the thermal motion of molecules in the detector (thermal noise).
Relic gravitational waves in the expanding Universe
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