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noisy

[noi-zee] /ˈnɔɪ zi/
adjective, noisier, noisiest.
1.
making much noise:
noisy children.
2.
abounding in or full of noise:
a noisy assembly hall.
3.
characterized by much noise:
a noisy celebration; a noisy protest.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; noise + -y1
Related forms
noisily, adverb
noisiness, noun
unnoisily, adverb
unnoisy, adjective
Can be confused
noisome, noisy.
Synonyms
1. clamorous, tumultuous, uproarious; vociferous. See loud.
Antonyms
1. quiet.
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British Dictionary definitions for noisiness

noisy

/ˈnɔɪzɪ/
adjective noisier, noisiest
1.
making a loud or constant noise
2.
full of or characterized by noise
Derived Forms
noisily, adverb
noisiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noisiness

noisy

adj.

1690s, "making noise," also "full of noise," from noise + -y (2). Earlier was noiseful (late 14c.). Related: Noisily; noisiness.

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