Examples of ballyhoo in a Sentence
it turned out that the ballyhoo was the result of a movie being filmed on the street
the usual ballyhoo intended to fill the seats at megaplexes around the country
Recent Examples of ballyhoo from the Web
And after much ballyhoo, it was revealed that 2019 will be the year of King Greg and King Marty.
The homogeneity and innocence necessary for Bernays’s brand of ballyhoo has vanished.
Much has been the ballyhoo, and this superb show earns it.
Expectations were stoked by months of hype and ballyhoo, with almost 11 million social media posts about the eclipse in the last seven days, according to Talkwalker Inc., a social media analytics company in New York.
No rematch, no do-over, no more circuit of coarse promotion and ballyhoo.
But no-one was laughing yesterday as the ballyhoo around Amazon's garage sale triggered the latest in a series of gut-wrenching sell-offs in retail stocks.
Tax reform, which was rolled out to much ballyhoo by the Trump administration, remains nothing more than a broad outline of proposals -- none of which have begun to make their way through the legislative process.
There’s been much ballyhoo, and rightly so, over Fargo star Ewan McGregor pulling off not one, but two roles in the show’s upcoming third season.
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Origin and Etymology of ballyhoo
First Known Use: 1901See Words from the same year
Synonymsado, alarums and excursions, commotion, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo
Related Wordscacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzy
Near Antonymscalm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness
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