Learner's definition of NOISE
1 a [noncount] : a loud or unpleasant sound
b : a sound that someone or something makes
I couldn't hear him over all the noise.
That's not music. To me it's a bunch of noise.
The furnace makes a lot of noise when it comes on.
We closed the windows to block out the traffic noise.
The landlord has been getting complaints from the tenants about noise.
There were noises coming from the basement.
The sink was making a gurgling noise.
Do you hear that rattling/buzzing/banging noise?
2 a technical : unwanted electronic signals that harm the quality of something (such as a radio or television broadcast or a digital photograph) b : information that is not useful or important and that makes it more difficult to find the information that you want or need
1 : to talk about something — often used to suggest that the things being said are not sincere or effective 2 : to complain about something
1 : to talk about something in usually an indirect way — usually + about
She started making noises about running for office. [=she started saying things that showed she was thinking about running for office]
Her parents are making noises about wanting a grandchild.
The government has been making some encouraging noises about the possibility of a tax cut.
2 : to make statements of a specified kind — often used to suggest that the things being said are not sincere or effective