noise1 W2S2 [nɔız] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: 'quarreling, noise', from Latin nausea; NAUSEA]
1.) [U and C]
a sound, especially one that is loud, unpleasant, or frightening
= ↑sound
What's that noise?
noise of
the noise of the traffic
Try not to make a noise when you go upstairs.
gurgling/banging/crackling etc noise
There was a strange whistling noise in his ears.
There was a lot of noise outside.
Noise levels have been reduced by 20%.
traffic/engine/background etc noise
the problem of aircraft noise near airports
2.) (make) encouraging/optimistic etc noises (about sth)
BrE to say things which suggest what your opinion or attitude is, without saying it directly
Both sides were making hopeful noises about the hostages.
3.) make (all) the right noises (about sth)
to say the things that other people want or expect to hear
The health minister seems to be making all the right noises.
4.) make noises about doing sth
to say that you are considering doing something
He is now making noises about starting his own business.
5.) make a (lot of) noise about sth
BrE to talk about something a lot, so that people will notice it - used in order to show disapproval
modern men who make a noise about the fact that they know how to look good
6.) [U] technical
unwanted signals produced by an electrical ↑circuit
7.) [U] technical
pieces of unwanted information that can prevent a computer from working effectively
8.) noises off
the sounds, voices etc that come from actors who are not on the stage at the time
→↑big noise
noise 2
noise2 v
be noised abroad/about/around
old-fashioned especially BrE if news or information is noised abroad, people are talking about it
Rumours of an election are being noised abroad.

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