ADJ. deafening, loud | awful, horrible, terrible | low, slight The slightest noise will wake him. | sudden | funny, strange | background There was constant background noise from the motorway. | constant, incessant | banging, buzzing, clattering, etc. | aircraft, engine, traffic | rude One of the children made a rude noise.
VERB + NOISE create, generate, make the noise created by aircraft She was making a lot of noise. | hear, listen to We could hear funny little sucking noises. | deaden, reduce Wood is used to deaden the noise.
NOISE + VERB come from sth There were strange noises coming from the sitting room. | become/get/grow louder, grow, increase, rise | abate, die away/down, drop, fade away, fall The deafening noise of the machine dropped to a rumble, then stopped.
NOISE + NOUN level | pollution
PREP. above/over the ~ We had to shout over the noise of the traffic. | ~ from the noise from the engine room