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English definition of “noise”


noun [C, U]     /nɔɪz/
A1 a sound , often a loud , unpleasant sound : a deafening / loud noise Stop making so much noise! I could hear a hissing noise. The engine's making funny noises. There is some background noise on the recording . I had to shout above the noise of the party .Noise and noisy
(Definition of noise noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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