Definition of antinoise in US English:



  • attributive Promoting the suppression or reduction of noise.

    ‘stringent antinoise regulations’
    • ‘Further controversy over the planned third runway at Heathrow was sparked when anti-noise campaigners accused the government of burying "the true number of people affected" in obscure documents.’
    • ‘The administration sees the new code as augmenting the NYPD's anti-noise initiative, Operation Silent Night.’
    • ‘But anti-noise protesters said the proposal was ‘deceitful’, claiming it would simply allow more planes to use Heathrow.’
    • ‘While not necessarily explicit advocates of anti-noise regulation, the writings of these individuals exemplified the martialing of the senses to describe the urban populace.’
    • ‘Forms of peddling would change and evolve, but street selling remained part of the urban economic, social and cultural fabric in urban America well after the wave of anti-noise regulation discussed here.’
    • ‘At an environmental symposium held at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., on October 17, there was good news on the anti-noise front.’
    • ‘Leonard Hatred demonstrates his invention Psilence, an anti-noise spray that is applied directly to the ears sealing them up.’
    • ‘They are also visiting two local schools to promote the anti-noise pollution message and to discuss with pupils how problems can be prevented.’
    • ‘The report, which was compiled for the Department for Transport last Autumn, but only recently made public by the government, has shocked anti-noise campaigners.’
    • ‘But the committee chairman said the strong feeling of its members was in favour of expansion, adding the only opposition came from ‘the anti-noise brigade.’’
    • ‘Street sellers then drafted a so-called peddler's ordinance that would exempt them from anti-noise restrictions, but in late spring 1911, in a much-anticipated decision, the city council rejected the proposed amendment.’
    • ‘Plans for an extra 10 flights an hour at Heathrow Airport have triggered furious protests among residents and an anti-noise pressure group.’
    • ‘The churlish response of the anti-noise brigade is sadly only what we have come to expect of them.’
    • ‘Now the anti-noise group will be handing their petition in to both departments in an effort to get the government departments to act together.’
    • ‘Even as the cordon of anti-noise ordinances tightened around peddlers, evidence also suggested that opinions differed on the subject of reasonable enforcement.’
    • ‘Peddlers and their advocates also drafted a so-called peddler's ordinance to exempt their cries from regulation under the anti-noise ordinance.’
    • ‘Showing his general support of his working-class immigrant and ethnic constituents, Bowler also proposed that hand organs should be licensed, but not suppressed as more radical factions of anti-noise activists hoped.’
    • ‘But he is willing to quote this nut job to bolster his bucolic argument that a car-alarm ban will make New York City a paradise. Car thieves love anti-noise activists.’
    • ‘As for sleep, Les Blomberg, an anti-noise advocate, has it exactly right: ‘All it takes is a few seconds of one of these things blaring, and that's it - you're wide awake.’’
    • ‘They tried to deal with noisy modernity in all its forms by launching anti-noise crusades, legislating what constituted social noise and punishing transgressors, and by trying to make people and machines quieter.’


  • Sound generated for the purpose of reducing noise by interference.

    • ‘If the crowd were silent before seeing Ploppycack 7, now it is so quiet that they seem to be producing anti-noise.’
    • ‘If the anti-noise is not a perfect replica of the noise waveform or is not exactly 180 degrees out of phase, the destructive interference will weaken the noise, but not cancel it.’
    • ‘And flat-panel speakers that produce anti-noise have been fitted to fighter plane cockpits to make them more comfortable for pilots.’
    • ‘The active muffler is a speaker cabinet which is concentric to the exhaust pipe and outputs the anti-noise in a ring around the end of the exhaust.’