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Examples of brouhaha in a Sentence
A brouhaha erupted over her statements about the president.
There's been a lot of brouhaha about her statements.
Recent Examples of brouhaha from the Web
Cousins and Durant memorably got into a hallway brouhaha last December.
Another Beltway brouhaha erupted this weekend when the owner of tiny farm-to-table restaurant Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, asked a diner, Sarah Sanders, to leave.
The partisan media is its instrument of choice, and the hotter a brouhaha in the news over whatever issue—taxes, entitlements, race, religion, class, trade, defense, choose your political goad—the greater the victory for Russia.
With this latest Eagles brouhaha, the NFL is learning firsthand that any hopes of placating Trump are unlikely to succeed.
Yet the Roseanne brouhaha tells us: We’re in urgent need of a refresher course in Twitter etiquette.
The brouhaha didn't get Maher's HBO show canceled, but there's history there.
King of the hill After Saturday’s brouhaha with the Reds, sparked by Amir Garrett’s reaction to striking out Baez, the Cubs lead the majors in bullpen-clearing incidents that have resulted in nothing worse than a tickle.
But the brouhaha over the Eagles’ White House visit appears to have backfired on Trump, including among conservative commentators and GOP members of Congress.
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Did You Know?
There is a bit of a brouhaha over the etymology of brouhaha. Some etymologists think the word is onomatopoeic in origin, but others believe it comes from the Hebrew phrase bārŪkh habbā’, meaning "blessed be he who enters" (Psalms 118:26). Although we borrowed our spelling and meaning of brouhaha directly from French in the late 19th century, etymologists have connected the French derivation to that frequently recited Hebrew phrase, distorted to something like brouhaha by worshippers whose knowledge of Hebrew was limited. Thus, once out of the synagogue, the word first meant "a noisy confusion of sound" - a sense that was later extended to refer to any tumultuous and confused situation.
BROUHAHA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brouhaha for English Language Learners
: great excitement or concern about something
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