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Synonyms for noise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. noise(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"

    stochasticity, dissonance, disturbance, racket, haphazardness, randomness, interference

  2. noise, dissonance, racket(noun)

    the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

    "modern music is just noise to me"

    haphazardness, disagreement, stochasticity, racquet, racket, interference, dissonance, dissension, fraudulent scheme, disturbance, randomness, illegitimate enterprise

  3. noise, interference, disturbance(noun)

    electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, disturbance, mental disorder, interference, preventive, upset, stochasticity, folie, hitch, hoo-ha, intervention, psychological disorder, disruption, dissonance, flutter, racket, fray, kerfuffle, preventative, hoo-hah, incumbrance, encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, ruffle, to-do, haphazardness, randomness, affray, perturbation

  4. noise(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"

    stochasticity, dissonance, disturbance, racket, haphazardness, randomness, interference

  5. noise(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"

    stochasticity, dissonance, disturbance, racket, haphazardness, randomness, interference

  6. randomness, haphazardness, stochasticity, noise(verb)

    the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan

    haphazardness, stochasticity, racket, randomness, dissonance, interference, disturbance, entropy

  7. make noise, resound, noise(verb)

    emit a noise

    make noise, echo, reverberate, resound, ring


  1. noise(noun)

    To make noise.

    He knew that it was trash day, when the garbage collectors made all the noise.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. noise

    Sound is the sensation produced through the organs of hearing or the physical cause of this sensation. Sound is the most comprehensive word of this group, applying to anything that is audible. Tone is sound considered as having some musical quality or as expressive of some feeling; noise is sound considered without reference to musical quality or as distinctly unmusical or discordant. Thus, in the most general sense noise and sound scarcely differ, and we say almost indifferently, "I heard a sound," or "I heard a noise." We speak of a fine, musical, or pleasing sound, but never thus of a noise. In music, tone may denote either a musical sound or the interval between two such sounds, but in the most careful usage the latter is now distinguished as the "interval," leaving tone to stand only for the sound. Note in music strictly denotes the character representing a sound, but in loose popular usage it denotes the sound also, and becomes practically equivalent to tone. Aside from its musical use, tone is chiefly applied to that quality of the human voice by which feeling is expressed; as, he spoke in a cheery tone; the word is similarly applied to the voices of birds and other animals, and sometimes to inanimate objects. As used of a musical instrument, tone denotes the general quality of its sounds collectively considered.

    note, sound, tone

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. noise

    sound, clamor, rattle, din, uproar, tumult

    note, voice, music, melody, silence, still n ess, voicelessness, hush

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. noise(n.)


  2. noise(n.)

    clamor, din, blare, clatter, uproar, tumult, ado, cry, vociferation, hubbub, racket, HALLABALOO, fuss, breeze

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. noise(n)

    sound, racket, clamor, din, outcry, clatter, uproar, hubbub, tumult, rout, blare, vociferation, hullabaloo , powwow (Slang), hilarity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sound, sonora, acoustic, noisy, uproar, fuss, racket, ado, audible, thud, noises, quiet, audio, ruckus, loud

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How to use noise in a sentence?

  1. Esther George:

    I don’t want to take too much signal from something that could turn out to be noise. I don’t want to overreact to short-term data that may not in the long term really turn out to be significant for that kind of decision.

  2. Paul Hokemeyer:

    One of the gifts of aging in recovery is the ability to ignore the noise and distractions of life. In long-term sobriety, people are able to focus on the qualitative aspects of their lives, like relationships, meaningful work and peace of mind, and let go of the neurotic pursuit for quantitative fulfillment, such as power, property and prestige.

  3. Jeff Link:

    It's bad timing for those senators, they all need to find a way to break through the noise and communicate from the trial.

  4. Elinor Otto:

    It helped a lot, especially when you’re riveting and making noise!

  5. Paul McGinley:

    When the crowd are 90 percent against you and you are able to hole a putt against that noise, that's a challenge in its own right, darren's going to be blessed in having a strong team just like I was. We have four of the top six players in the world rankings, the best in Rory McIlroy, we were favorites going to Gleneagles and could be favorites going to Hazeltine too.

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