noise Definition

  • 1a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant
  • 2unwanted electrical or electromagnetic interference or radiation

Using noise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "noise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The noise from the construction site was unbearable.

  • Example

    She turned up the music to drown out the noise of her neighbors.

  • Example

    The machine makes a lot of noise when it's running.

  • Example

    The noise in the data made it difficult to analyze.

noise Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for noise

Idioms Using noise

  • to complain loudly or publicly about something


    The media made a lot of noise about the politician's scandal.

  • in a situation where the signal is difficult to distinguish from the surrounding noise, often used in technical or scientific contexts


    The data points in the noise were excluded from the analysis.

  • to stand out or be noticed in a crowded or noisy environment


    Her message cut through the noise and resonated with voters.

Phrases with noise

  • to create a disturbance or commotion


    The protesters made a lot of noise outside the government building.

  • a type of noise that contains many frequencies with equal intensities, often used to mask other sounds


    I use a white noise machine to help me sleep at night.

  • sounds that are present in an environment but are not the primary focus of attention


    The background noise in the restaurant made it hard to hear the conversation.


Summary: noise in Brief

The term 'noise' [noiz] refers to any sound that is loud or unpleasant, as well as unwanted electrical or electromagnetic interference. It can be used to describe anything from construction noise to data interference, as in 'The noise in the data made it difficult to analyze.' Phrases like 'make noise' and idioms like 'make a lot of noise about something' denote creating a disturbance or commotion, while 'in the noise' refers to a situation where the signal is difficult to distinguish from the surrounding noise.

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