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noisemaker

[noiz-mey-ker] /ˈnɔɪzˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that makes noise, as a reveler on New Year's Eve, Halloween, etc., or a rattle, horn, or similar device used on such an occasion.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; noise + maker
Related forms
noisemaking, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for noise-making

noisemaker

/ˈnɔɪzˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) something, such as a clapper or bell, used to make a loud noise at football matches, celebrations, etc
Derived Forms
noisemaking, noun, adjective
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