from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes noise, especially a device such as a horn or rattle used to make noise at a party.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person or device that produces a great deal of noise, especially one used in a celebration or sporting event.
- n. A device comprised of a handle with a ratchet at one end, with the ratchet end contained within a box that serves as an echo chamber, so that swinging or moving the device causes the ratchet to rotate within the box, creating a series of loud clicking sounds
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration
As the priest solemnly elevates the Host, they lift his chasuble, and in place of the bell, the “crepitaculum” or noisemaker is sounded.
To Buckstopper: I've seen the Christmas lights, but the wedding noisemaker is a new one to me.
In other words, maybe there should not be a tree farm there, if the noisemaker is the only feasible way to keep deer out though I like the "crouching in the bushes with a crossbow" solution.
In the meantime, it would be wise for you to stop demonizing me by calling me a "noisemaker" and "part of the problem".
Here, instead of flowers, a plastic cow noisemaker—turn it over and it moos—tops the tables, and a meal ends with diners popping big, brightly colored circus balloons to release the white chocolate and pepper candy inside.
They were quite delicate, the noisemaker going first and the looping stems breaking.
It would have had a noisemaker in it at one point.
Is this an instructional piece pointing out that noisy people are also lovable, (Gene “sweetheart” is also a noisemaker, “He hit a loose floorboard on every return trip from the bathroom?”)
Noelle placed a paper noisemaker between her lips and blew.
I deeply respect a movie that successfully uses Joe Morton and a ratchet noisemaker in a scene that could otherwise have spent a great deal of money on special effects.