noise-pollution

noise pollution

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

Origin:
1965–70

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noise pollution
 
n
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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