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Meaning of “noise” in the English Dictionary

"noise" in British English

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noisenoun

uk   us   /nɔɪz/
  • noise noun (SOUND)

A1 [C or U] a ​sound or ​sounds, ​especially when it is ​unwanted, ​unpleasant, or ​loud: The noise out in the ​street was ​deafening. I ​heard a ​loud noise and ​ran to the ​window. traffic/​background noise dangerously high noise levels

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  • noise noun (SIGNAL)

[U] specialized electronics any ​badchange in a ​signal, ​especially in a ​signalproduced by an ​electronicdevice: Using a ​singlechipreduces (the) noise on the ​outputsignal by 90 ​percent.
(Definition of noise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"noise" in American English

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noisenoun [C/U]

 us   /nɔɪz/
(a) ​sound, esp. when it is ​unwanted, ​unpleasant, or ​loud: [U] I ​heardbackground noise on the ​phoneline. [C] If the ​washingmachine gets out of ​balance, it makes a ​horrible noise.
noisy
adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /ˈnɔɪ·zi/
The ​garbagetruck is so noisy it ​wakes me up in the ​morning.
(Definition of noise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"noise" in Business English

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noisenoun [U]

uk   us   /nɔɪz/
unnecessary ​information or ​activity: The ​CEO was ​accused of making unnecessary noise to distract the ​board from the ​mainissue.
a ​change in a ​signal, especially one ​produced by ​electronicequipment: Using a ​singlechipreduces the noise on the ​outputsignal by 90%.
(Definition of noise from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “noise”
in Korean 소음…
in Arabic ضَجيج…
in Malaysian bunyi, bising…
in French bruit…
in Russian шум…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, 噪聲, 雜音…
in Italian rumore…
in Turkish gürültü, ses…
in Polish hałas, odgłos, dźwięk…
in Spanish ruido, sonido…
in Vietnamese tiếng ồn ào, tiếng om sòm…
in Portuguese barulho, ruído…
in Thai เสียง, เสียงดัง…
in German das Geräusch, der Lärm…
in Catalan soroll…
in Japanese 騒音, 雑音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, 噪声, 杂音…
in Indonesian bunyi, kebisingan…
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“noise” in British English

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