Given this question:
Dude the rock band was awesome.
Which one of sound or noise is correct here?
- Yes, I know — I was able to hear the concert’s noise from my balcony.
- Yes, I know — I was able to hear the concert’s sound from my balcony.
It's not a question of which is correct usage, it’s more a question of what meaning you intend to imply by the choice of those two words.
To use the word sound you’re implying something audible.
To use the worse noise you’re implying something loud and not harmonious.
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