noisemaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n noisemaker a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration
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Usage

In literature:

Only the musicians, too intent on their noisemaking to see what had gone on, went on playing.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He just gave a mental sigh and signaled for the noisemakers to shut him off from contact.
"The Big Fix" by George Oliver Smith
Now, he stopped his noisemaking and poised his head.
"The Weakling" by Everett B. Cole
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In news:

Bruce Hornsby's Noisemakers and Béla Fleck's Flecktones is a pipe dream come true.
As 2001 Beckons, Noisemakers (From Funk to Salsa) Cavort .
Noisemakers made of natural materials were integral part of life.
Dumb Lunch's Contrarian Hip Hop Noisemaking May Work To Their advantage.
Bruce Hornsby's Noisemakers and Béla Fleck 's Flecktones is a pipe dream come true.
Indie rock's obsession with the Beach Boys has yielded some lovely pop records in the past several years, but even the best (the Apples in Stereo's Fun Trick Noisemaker, the High Llamas' Gideon Gaye ) have been a little over-reverent.
'Mosquito' noisemaker silenced in Chinatown after youth rights group complains.
The suit seeks not only a preliminary injunction on the use of the rival's kazoos, but also destruction of "all noisemakers or other implements" that produce quacks on Bay Quackers tours.
The police department plans to begin using a noisemaker device on Monday in an attempt to scare the birds away.
Aluminum bleachers behind the end zones of CenturyLink Field are ready-made noisemakers, and cantilever roofs draped over the upper deck on each sideline trap noise and ricochet it back onto the field.
The Terre Haute Crow Patrol held its first program of the year Monday evening to train volunteers on using launchers that propel noisemakers into the air in hopes of chasing off the birds.
East Hampton Airport — it's the biggest noisemaker on eastern Long Island.
Today is the 43rd birthday of zinester, third wave feminist, riot grrrl and noisemaker Kathleen Hanna.
New York Noisemakers Pull Out All the Stops, Play Biko Co-op.
Bring signs, noisemakers and wear black and orange.
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