noisy

Anything noisy is loud. Your noisy party probably won't go over too well with your downstairs neighbors — especially if it's late on a Tuesday night and they have a sleeping baby.

Something that makes loud sounds or is generally rowdy and boisterous can be called noisy. A noisy bar is a harder place to have a conversation than a quiet restaurant, but a noisy dance party tends to me much more fun than a solemn tea party with your cranky grandparents. Before there was noisy, around the late 1600s, the adjective was noiseful. Curiously, experts guess that the Latin root of noisy and noise is nausea, "seasickness."

Primary Meanings of noisy

1.
adj
full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
2.
adj
attracting attention by showiness or bright colors
Full Definitions of noisy
1

adj full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds

“a noisy cafeteria”
“a small noisy dog”
Synonyms:
cacophonic, cacophonous
having an unpleasant sound
loud
characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
blatant, clamant, clamorous, strident, vociferous
conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
abuzz, buzzing
noisy like the sound of a bee
clanging, clangorous
having a loud resonant metallic sound
clanking
having a hard nonresonant metallic sound
clattery
a rattling sound as of hard things striking together
creaky, screaky
having a rasping or grating sound
rackety, rip-roaring, uproarious
uncontrollably noisy
reedy, wheezy
having a tone of a reed instrument
stertorous
of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
swishy
resembling a sustained `sh' or soft whistle
thundering
sounding like thunder
whirring
like the sound of rapidly vibrating wings
Antonyms:
quiet
free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound
inaudible, unhearable
impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear
soft
(of sound) relatively low in volume
noiseless
making no sound
silent, soundless, still
marked by absence of sound
stilly
(poetic) still or calm
tiptoe
walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise
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2

adj attracting attention by showiness or bright colors

“a noisy sweater”
Synonyms:
colorful, colourful
striking in variety and interest

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