noise pollution

unwanted or harmful noise, as from automobiles, airplanes, or industrial workplaces.

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noise pollution
annoying or harmful noise in an environment

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noise pollution n.
An annoying or a physiologically damaging environmental noise level.

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noise pollution   (noiz)  Pronunciation Key 
Environmental noise, as from vehicles or machinery, that is annoying, distracting, or physically harmful. The physical effects can include hearing loss, tinnitus, stress, and sleeplessness. Noise pollution is usually considered in terms of its effects on human populations, though it is known to affect wildlife as well.
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Example sentences
In fact, some scientists say virtually no marine environment is now without
  noise pollution.
However, areas around airports are hardly desirable places to live because of
  noise pollution.
We should attach an economic value to the noise pollution of vehicles as well
  as exhaust emissions.
The center's remotely operated vehicles film underwater, and microphones will
  eventually monitor for noise pollution.
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