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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
Amid the brouhaha created by Michael Oliver’s call came one of the most talked about moments of the week.
This week a brouhaha broke out over conservative writer Kevin Williamson’s hiring and firing at The Atlantic.
The brouhaha over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal is intensifying.
Well on Monday, Cara had something to say about the brouhaha.
The brouhaha follows a period of intense scrutiny for Facebook and questions over what its responsibilities are to its more than 2.2 billion users.
The whole brouhaha begins when an arcade manager from the first film brings something new to the arcade where Ralph and his friends live: a Wi-Fi router.
Amid all the Brexit brouhaha about why consumer-goods giant Unilever UL 0.57% chose Rotterdam over London for its legal base, investors shouldn’t forget the bigger question: Why did the maker of Dove soap and Hellmann’s mayonnaise choose at all?
The brouhaha quickly came and slowly went, and aside from a few fiascos here and there, DeVos over time made fewer and fewer headlines.
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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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