fu·​rore ˈfyu̇r-ˌȯr How to pronounce furore (audio)
 especially British  fyu̇-ˈrȯ-rē

Examples of furore in a Sentence

the store's going-out-of-business sale caused such a furore that security guards had to be called in to restore order baseball fans in a furore as the game stretched to 11 innings
Recent Examples on the Web The furore came after the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, a release which sparked a chain reaction as the likes of Google, Microsoft, Meta, and Amazon all scrambled to launch their own A.I. disruptors. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2023 The incident led to a furore among foreign politicians, with CEO Noel Quinn summoned for questioning by British lawmakers at the time. Michelle Toh, CNN, 8 Aug. 2023 The furore has also exposed deep levels of public distrust in Chinese local governments, whose attempts to cover up negative news have often backfired. Nectar Gan, CNN, 21 June 2023 Willoughby was believed to be due back on air the following Monday but instead stayed away for the week while guest hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond (the frontrunner to replace Schofield) filled in, giving the furore a chance to die down. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 31 May 2023 Sources told the Daily Mail, which first reported the news, that Davie made the decision following the furore around the appointment of former HuffPost U.K. editor Jess Brammar in September, which led to accusations of the BBC furthering a left-leaning bias within the corporation. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 20 Oct. 2021 Since the fallout from the decision to close schools in March, which led to the cancellation of exams and a furore over university admissions in the summer, ministers have repeatedly said education must continue even if other parts of society and the economy have to close to accommodate it. Stuart Biggs, Bloomberg.com, 29 Dec. 2020 The furore has been an indication of the BBC’s difficulty in maintaining its version of impartiality. Cassie Werber, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2023 Bath & Body Works Beats Forecasts Amid the furore, Bath & Body Works last month had actually reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and earnings but warned of weak forecasts. Mark Faithfull, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Italian, from Latin furor

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of furore was in 1790

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“Furore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furore. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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