[noi-suh m] /ˈnɔɪ səm/
offensive or disgusting, as an odor.
harmful or injurious to health; noxious.
(esp of smells) offensive
harmful or noxious
late 14c., “harmful, noxious,” from noye “harm, misfortune,” shortened form of anoi “annoyance” (from Old French anoier, see annoy) + -some (1). Meaning “bad-smelling” first recorded 1570s. Related: Noisomeness.
[noi-zee] /ˈnɔɪ zi/ adjective, noisier, noisiest. 1. making much : noisy children. 2. abounding in or full of : a noisy assembly hall. 3. characterized by much : a noisy celebration; a noisy protest. /ˈnɔɪzɪ/ adjective noisier, noisiest 1. making a loud or constant noise 2. full of or characterized by noise adj. 1690s, “making […]
- Noisy miner
noun 1. a honey-eater, Manorina melanocephala, of eastern Australia, having a grey-white plumage and brown wings and noted for its raucous cries
- No joke
noun phrase A serious matter (1920+) adverb phrase Really; factually • Often a question asked when one hears something astonishing or doubtful [first form 1914+, second 1880+; the earlier form no kid is found by 1873] Also, no laughing matter. A serious issue, as in Missing the last flight out was no joke, or This […]