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Noise, subst. 1) any sound (particularly of voices) attracting attention or causing disturbance, whether it be loud or low: Ven. 919. Lucr. 165. Tp. II, 1, 320. IV, 216. V, 232. Wiv. V, 5, 34. Meas. IV, 2, 72. Meas. IV, 2, 72 Mids. III, 1, 93. All's II, 3, 314. Wint. II, 3, 39. John V, 4, 45. R2 III, 3, 51. H4B IV, 5, 7. H4B IV, 5, 7 H6A I, 3, 15. I, 4, 99. II, 1, 2. H6B II, 1, 59. III, 2, 236. IV, 8, 3. H6C III, 1, 6. R3 I, 4, 22. R3 I, 4, 22 II, 2, 33. II, 2, 33. IV, 1, 71. V, 4, 1. Troil. II, 2, 97. Cor. I, 4, 22. II, 1, 175. II, 3, 60. V, 5, 4. V, 6, 52. Tit. I, 155. II, 2, 6. II, 3, 20. V, 1, 25. Rom. I, 1, 82. II, 2, 136. IV, 5, 17. V, 3, 151. V, 3, 151 V, 3, 151 Caes. I, 2, 14. Caes. I, 2, 14 II, 2, 22. II, 4, 16. Mcb. II, 2, 15. Mcb. II, 2, 15 V, 7, 14. Hml. III, 2, 14. IV, 2, 3. IV, 5, 96. IV, 5, 96 Lr. II, 1, 57. Oth. II, 1, 52. II, 3, 149. V, 2, 86. V, 2, 86 Ant. V, 2, 233. Cymb. IV, 4, 1. what is that n.? == what noise is that? what does that noise mean? Mcb. V, 5, 6. Ant. IV, 14, 104. “darest wag thy tongue in n. so rude against me,” Hml. III, 4, 40. “whose n. is this that cries on murder?” Oth. V, 1, 47. “that keeps all this n.” Err. III, 1, 61 (causes it mischievously). “to make n.:” Lucr. 1329. Meas. IV, 3, 27. Ado III, 3, 36. Mids. III, 2, 116. Merch. IV, 1, 76. V, 3. As IV, 2, 10. H4B IV, 5, 1. Cor. I, 5, 10. Lr. III, 6, 89. Oth. III, 1, 13. Cymb. III, 5, 44. In R3 V, 3, 104 Ff n., Qq. thoughts.
2) report, rumour: “the n. goes,” Troil. I, 2, 12. “mark the high --s,” Lr. III, 6, 118. “Cleopatra, catching but the least n. of this, dies instantly,” Ant. I, 2, 145.
3) music: “the isle is full of --s, sounds and sweet airs,” Tp. III, 2, 144. “being but the horn and n. of the monster's,” Cor. III, 1, 95. “what n. is this?” Mcb. IV, 1, 106. “what warlike n. is this?” Hml. V, 2, 360. “peace! what n.?” Ant. IV, 3, 12.
Hence == a company of musicians: “find out Sneak's n.” H4B II, 4, 13.
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