Definition of road noise in English:

road noise


  • [mass noun] Noise resulting from the movement of a vehicle's tyres over the road surface.

    • ‘While there is a mite more road noise than usual the ride is commendably comfortable.’
    • ‘There's no hint of trembling or vibration and the road noise is minimal.’
    • ‘This makes the road dangerous for road users, pedestrians and schoolchildren and also creates high levels of road noise.’
    • ‘The ash is part of a group of trees between the road and the gardens, which provides a very effective barrier to road noise.’
    • ‘Under normal driving conditions, when you are dealing with typical road noise, you won't even notice them.’
    • ‘Luxury-car buyers are accustomed to the supreme quiet of a cabin that's well insulated from wind and road noise.’
    • ‘It is a hot sunny Saturday, drowsy and quiet, with many of those typically muffled summer sounds, of distant road noise, children playing somewhere, birds singing etc.’
    • ‘The resurfacing will improve the safety of the road with a new skid resistant surface and reduced road noise.’
    • ‘This refinement was spoiled in the case of the test car by road noise coming from the rear of the vehicle and some wind noise from the driver's door.’
    • ‘Both wind and road noise are effectively suppressed.’
    • ‘This was particularly true of road noise, where certain surface types produced noticeable noise and passing traffic could be heard.’
    • ‘In second gear, engine and road noise drowned out the stereo.’
    • ‘Its roof is a new precast concrete shell, giving mass to counteract airborne road noise.’
    • ‘In this case, tyre and road noise are the culprits, with particularly noticeable road noise coming from the back of the car.’
    • ‘Apart from the exhaust testing, the Eurotype facility has a test track which will be used to test the road noise of vehicles for export.’
    • ‘He had the radio set on a classic rock station, with the volume raised just enough to filter out the road noise.’
    • ‘This feeling is enhanced by the well planned use of insulation to keep road noise at bay.’
    • ‘On the road, this car was comfortable and quiet with little road noise coming through.’
    • ‘Wind and road noise are well suppressed in general, but on certain surfaces tyre noise can become quite loud.’
    • ‘Its double-joint spring strut front axle is made completely of aluminium, minimising the unsprung mass of the car and reducing road noise.’