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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
But the brouhaha over the Eagles’ White House visit appears to have backfired on Trump, including among conservative commentators and GOP members of Congress.
The ensuing brouhaha around Wolf's remarks is remarkably contentious, and not split on partisan lines, either.
That’s why the budget brouhaha that kicks off in Brussels next week will be so consequential.
But many people apportion much of the blame for the brouhaha on her campaign to have her patron, Mr. Netanyahu, lead the ceremony instead of Mr. Edelstein, whom Ms. Regev views as a potential rival within Likud.
The Rockies star immediately went after Perdomo, and the brouhaha was on.
There’s a brouhaha — or rather brew-haha — between the two major Greenwich self-funders in the governor’s race.
The most important piece in the effort to heal—and the piece that is most glaringly missing in this brouhaha—is civility.
Baumann was optioned to Triple-A El Paso after the appearance and learned while with the Chihuahuas that he was suspended one game for his part in the brouhaha.
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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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