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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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Examples from the web for noisemaker
  • Apparently, it's the loop in a whip that is the real noisemaker.
  • She manages to be at once a closed book and a constant noisemaker.
  • Some types of bothersome or irritating noise are illegal, and you can take steps to get the noisemaker to quiet down.
  • Yellow duck-shaped inflatable float w/ or w/o duck-theme décor, with squeezable noisemaker.
  • Wear reflective clothing or items and carry a whistle or noisemaker.
  • Have students tell what they used to make their noisemaker and demonstrate how it works.
  • One of the stranger efforts involved an electronic noisemaker and speaker system.
  • Also, carry a whistle or other noisemaker to alert people that you are in distress.
British Dictionary definitions for noisemaker

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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