Antonyms for noises

Grammar : Noun
Spell : noiz
Phonetic Transcription : nɔɪz

Definition of noises

Origin :
  • early 13c., "loud outcry, clamor, shouting," from Old French noise "din, disturbance, uproar, brawl" (11c., in modern French only in phrase chercher noise "to pick a quarrel"), also "rumor, report, news," apparently from Latin nausea "disgust, annoyance, discomfort," literally "seasickness" (see nausea).
  • Another theory traces the Old French word to Latin noxia "hurting, injury, damage." OED considers that "the sense of the word is against both suggestions," but nausea could have developed a sense in Vulgar Latin of "unpleasant situation, noise, quarrel" (cf. Old Provençal nauza "noise, quarrel"). Meaning "loud or unpleasant sound" is from c.1300. Replaced native gedyn (see din).
  • noun sound that is loud or not harmonious
Example sentences :
  • Yes, surely she had been in that hell of noises with him—fighting too.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • The candles had grown paler, and the noises of the street were drowned in the music of the organs.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • The noises of the camp were painful to his ear, and in the forest he found peace.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • No harm seemed to come of it, while the noises the gods made were certainly not threatening.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • The static emerging from the speaker thickened, obliterating all other noises.
  • Extract from : « The Second Voice » by Mann Rubin
  • Then the noises of Kinesma were not only permitted, but encouraged.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home » by Bayard Taylor
  • And for a time she was not conscious where she was, and heard none of the noises round about her.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • A musician might extract some harmony from this chaos of noises, this jumble of sounds.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Then there was a tremendous noise to end all noises, and the ship began to climb.
  • Extract from : « Pariah Planet » by Murray Leinster
  • When the wind blows these noises are reenforced by a hundred others.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Synonyms for noises

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