(n.) -- The constant din of modern life, where our tech gadgets are always on and always bringing us closer to ''the constant din" of 21st Century life.
QUOTE: "Man, if there's one thing about life in the big city that I can't stand, it's the CD, the constant constant din! I mean, this city never sleeps! It's crazy!"
-- overheard at a watercooler in Manhattan, December 21, 2011
NOTES: Scientists say noise can affect day to day functioning of individuals and can also lead to a dangerous change in the heart's functioning. They said the experiment showed that long exposure to low-level noise had the same effect as much higher levels of noise.