make noise

emit a noise (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑resound, ↑noise
Derivationally related forms: ↑noise (for: ↑noise), ↑resonant (for: ↑resound)
Hypernyms: ↑sound, ↑go
sizzle, ↑roar, ↑howl, ↑sough, ↑purl, ↑honk, ↑claxon, ↑hum, ↑crunch, ↑scranch, ↑scraunch, ↑crackle, ↑whine, ↑squeak, ↑screech, ↑creak, ↑screak, ↑skreak, ↑racket, ↑clatter, ↑clack, ↑brattle, ↑stridulate, ↑clitter, ↑drown out, ↑jingle, ↑jingle-jangle, ↑jangle, ↑scream, ↑backfire, ↑ring out, ↑blast, ↑blare
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s

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make noise
1 : to talk about something
— often used to suggest that the things being said are not sincere or effective

Congress has been making (a lot of) noise about lowering taxes, but no one expects it to happen.

2 : to complain about something

People have been making (a lot of) noise about the price increases.

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Main Entry:noise

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • noise — [noiz] n. [ME < OFr, noise, quarreling, clamor < L nausea: see NAUSEA] 1. a) loud or confused shouting; din of voices; clamor b) any loud, discordant, or disagreeable sound or sounds 2. a sound of any kind [the noise of the rain] 3 …   English World dictionary

  • noise|mak|er — «NOYZ MAY kuhr», noun. 1. a person who makes too much noise. 2. a thing that makes noise, especially a horn, rattle, or other device used to make noise at a party …   Useful english dictionary

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  • noise */*/*/ — UK [nɔɪz] / US noun Word forms noise : singular noise plural noises a) [uncountable] a loud or unpleasant sound The noise of the machines is deafening. make noise: Please will you stop making so much noise! too much noise: The neighbours said… …   English dictionary

  • noise — 1. noun /nɔɪz/ a) Various sounds, usually unwanted. He knew that it was trash day, when the garbage collectors made all the noise. b) Sound or signal generated by random fluctuations Syn: sound 2. verb /nɔɪz/ …   Wiktionary

  • noise·mak·er — /ˈnoızˌmeıkɚ/ noun, pl ers [count] US : a device (such as a horn) that is used to make noise at parties All the guests had noisemakers and party hats …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Noise (music) — Noise music Stylistic origins Modernism 20th century classical music Electronic art music Musique concrète Electroacoustic music Performance art Free improvisation Cultural origins Early 1910s Europe Typical instruments …   Wikipedia

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