a loud, unpleasant noise that lasts for a long time synonym racket The children were making an awful din. We couldn’t hear ourselves speak above the din. She could not be heard above the din of the crowd. Who’s making that awful din? Word Origin Old English dyne, dynn (noun), dynian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Old High German tuni (noun) and Old Norse dynr (noun), dynja
‘come rumbling down’.