• WordNet 3.6
    • adj noisy attracting attention by showiness or bright colors "a noisy sweater"
    • adj noisy full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds "a noisy cafeteria","a small noisy dog"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Revolvers cannot be silenced because of all the noisy gasses which escape the cylinder gap at the rear of the barrel.
    • Noisy Full of noise. "The noisy town."
    • Noisy Making a noise, esp. a loud sound; clamorous; vociferous; turbulent; boisterous; as, the noisy crowd.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • noisy Making a loud noise or sound; clamorous; turbulent.
    • noisy Full of noise; characterized by noise; attended with noise: as, a noisy place; a noisy quarrel.
    • noisy Synonyms Vociferous, blatant, brawling, uproarious, boisterous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Noisy noiz′i making a loud noise or sound: attended with noise: clamorous: turbulent
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!”
  • Franklin P. Jones
    “Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Noise


In literature:

They swarmed into the theater, with Stephen in their midst, and took noisy occupancy.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
For a moment it was as though an utterly alien personality stood before him in that noisy, bustling throng.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
Oswald alone took no share in the noisy transports that surrounded him.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
Like all noisy chaps, too, he could not bear any one to make a noise but himself.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
These noisy fellows I have with me to-day would be too much for your nerves.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
It was like a mouth-organ turned edgeways; and he looked as hollow as the big drum, but warn't half so round and noisy.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Samson had found it hard to get a chance to shoot at the noisy, swift torrent of fur.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
The first blast entered with the howling of the wind into the close, noisy, crowded smoking saloon.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
The others were just going to retire, when the noisy band of sailors reappeared at the end of the street.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
An honest day's work would redound far more to the glory of his country than his noisy protestations.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson

In poetry:

Perhaps there will
Be snow in heaven,
And noisy children coasting down the street
That slopes most;
"Snow" by Mary Carolyn Davies
Below in the noisy village
The flags were floating gay,
And shone on a thousand faces
The light of a holiday.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The noisy mill-clack rattled on,
They saw the water flow,
And leap in silvery foam along,
Deep murmuring below.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
The thronging multitudes increase;
Blind Bartimeus, hold thy peace!
But still, above the noisy crowd,
The beggar's cry is shrill and loud;
Until they say, "He calleth thee!"
Θαρσει ζγειραι , φωνει σε!
"Blind Bartimeus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But if thy sparrow praise thee well
By singing well thy song, nor letting noisy traffic quell it,
It may be that, in some remote and leafy heavenly dell,
He may with a trumpet-throat awake, and a trumpet-song to swell it!
"The Sparrow" by George MacDonald
And through the dusty Deptford streets and noisy Rotherhithe,
With springing step and glancing eye and eager heart and blithe,
A lad walked with me all the way I knew in years gone by,
A lad I met by Lady Dock . . . and O! that lad was I!
"Sold Foreign" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

And a federal appeals court says it's OK. A Rhode Island beach town (Narragansett) has an ordinance that allows authorities to tag houses hosting noisy parties.
A noisy protest over a deadly police shooting in Oakland may spill over into Tuesday night's Oakland City Council meeting.
Chicago alderman wants crackdown on noisy garbage trucks.
New Flagship Apple Store In Palo Alto , A Jobs Legacy, Is Cool, But Unbearably Noisy.
The San Mateo City Council will consider three options on Monday for regulating noisy leaf blowers .
12 O'Clock Track 12 O'Clock Track: Times New Viking's new "Sleep-In" is a noisy-but- catchy return to form.
Noisy crowd gathers at San Onofre nuclear plant meeting.
Hasselbeck expects a noisy reception Saturday at Seattle.
Why We Seethe When Even the Nicest Colleagues Bring In Stinky, Noisy Food.
Offices can be noisy.
Yellow's Noisy Night in April.
Cramer's show is a noisy, frantic success story.
They like being noisy and are surprised by your need for quiet.
Life in a one-party state may require Republicans in the General Assembly to serve only as noisy spectators as Democrats wrestle with exploding budget deficits.
Between elections and economic crisis, it's been a hectic, noisy, year in the news business.

In science:

Observationally, noisy measurements along with a certain velocity dispersion makes this inverse problem difficult to solve (Beauvais & Bothum, 2001).
Rotation curves of galactic disks for arbitrary surface density profiles: a simple and efficient recipe
For quantum chaotic levels the noisy curve is space filling with D = 2 while for energy levels from quantum integrable systems the absence of correlations implies less irregular curves with fractal dimension D = 1.5.
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings
Quantum correlations exist in (a) for the maximally noisy quantum chaotic curves.
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings
We emphasize that quantum correlations exist only for the maximally noisy spectrum of quantum chaotic levels of Fig. 1(a).
Quantum correlations from Brownian diffusion of chaotic level-spacings
It is noteworty that the on the “noisy ” state transformations B(h) form a semigroup, that is they can be composed as B(h1 )B(h2 ) = B(h1h2 ) and the inverse of B(h) is simply obtained by replacing h with h−1 in equation (58).
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)