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

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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 But the killing on January 3rd by drone strike of Qassem Suleimani, head of Iran’s Quds Force, the foreign-operations branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has sparked a furore over the legality and the impact of his assassination. The Economist, "Was America’s assassination of Qassem Suleimani justified?," 7 Jan. 2020 The revelations have caused a furore in Kyrgyzstan. The Economist, "A vast smuggling ring is exposed in Kyrgyzstan, to popular outrage," 5 Dec. 2019 In the wake of the furore, Ho’s office was ransacked and his parents’ graves desecrated. Time Staff, Time, "Conservative Politician Stabbed in Hong Kong as City Gears Up for Tense Elections," 6 Nov. 2019 The violence inside Jamia has sparked a nationwide furore with protesters taking out marches in city after city. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "“Shoot the traitors”: Bone-chilling scenes as mob ravages top Indian university under cops’ nose," 5 Jan. 2020 Their misery was compounded when the visitors went up the other end and bagged the equalising goal, with both Ancelotti and his assistant seeing red in the furore that ensued. SI.com, "Napoli 2-2 Atalanta: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Carlo Ancelotti Sees Red After More VAR Drama," 30 Oct. 2019 As well as the polling station closures, this year a separate furore has revolved around whether parents should be banned from sharing pictures of the plays on social media. The Economist, "In the bleak midwinter Nativity plays occupy a vexed place in Britain’s national psyche," 11 Dec. 2019 Wednesday's press conferences had been widely publicized inside China, where many were eager to hear what Lakers forward LeBron James had to say about the furore. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "NBA postpones Shanghai press event amid worsening spat with China," 9 Oct. 2019 In Peru, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski reshuffled his cabinet after the furore caused by his decision to pardon Alberto Fujimori, a former president who was in jail for corruption and human-rights crimes. The Economist, "Politics this week," 13 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of furore

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for furore

Italian, from Latin furor

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18 Feb 2020

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“Furore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furore. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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