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  • n. That which annoys.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To annoy; to vex.
  • n. That which annoys.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To annoy; trouble; vex; afflict; hurt; damage.
  • n. That which annoys or vexes; trouble; affliction; vexation.

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  • A unit of perceived noisiness, introduced by American acoustics engineer K. D. Kryter in 1959. One noy is defined to be the noisiness of a random noise signal ranging from 910 to 1090 hertz at a sound pressure level of 40 decibels. A jet takeoff is rated at about 110 noys.

    November 7, 2007