—n. 1. sound, esp. of a loud, harsh, or confused kind: deafening noises. 2. a sound of any kind: to hear a noise at the door. 3. loud shouting, outcry, or clamor.
4. a nonharmonious or discordant group of sounds.
5. an electric disturbance in a communications system that interferes with or prevents reception of a signal or of information, as the buzz on a telephone or snow on a television screen.
6. Informal.extraneous, irrelevant, or meaningless facts, information, statistics, etc.: The noise in the report obscured its useful information. 7. Obs.rumor or gossip, esp. slander.
8. make noises,Informal.to speak vaguely; hint: He is making noises to the press about running for public office.
—v.t. to spread, as a report or rumor; disseminate (usually fol. by about or abroad): A new scandal is being noised about.
—v.i. 1. to talk much or publicly.
2. to make a noise, outcry, or clamor.