Noise Noise, n. [F. noise noisy strife, quarrel, brawl, fr. L. nausea seasickness, sickness, disgust. See Nausea.] 1. Sound of any kind. The heavens turn about in a most rapid motion without noise to us perceived. --Bacon. Note: Noise is either a sound of too short a duration to be determined, like the report of a cannon; or else it is a confused mixture of many discordant sounds, like the rolling of thunder or the noise of the waves. Nevertheless, the difference between sound and noise is by no means precise. --Ganot. 2. Especially, loud, confused, or senseless sound; clamor; din. 3. Loud or continuous talk; general talk or discussion; rumor; report. ``The noise goes.' --Shak. What noise have we had about transplantation of diseases and transfusion of blood! --T. Baker. Soerates lived in Athens during the great plague which has made so much noise in all ages. --Spectator. 4. Music, in general; a concert; also, a company of musicians; a band. [Obs.] --Milton. The king has his noise of gypsies. --B. Jonson. Syn: Cry; outcry; clamor; din; clatter; uproar., Noise Noise, v. i. To sound; to make a noise. --Milton., Noise Noise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Noised; p pr. & vb. n. Noising.] 1. To spread by rumor or report. All these sayings were noised abroad. --Luke i. 65. 2. To disturb with noise. [Obs.] --Dryden.