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

Definition of furore

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 First 5000 Days by the artist Beeple (aka Mike Winkelmann) for $69 million by the auction house Christie’s created a furore by becoming the third most expensive by a living artist. Kamayani Sharma, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2022 But throughout her career Britney has faced not just harsh criticism but genuine media furore and relentless prying into her personal life. Eilish Gilligan, refinery29.com, 1 Oct. 2021 The incident led to a furore among foreign politicians, with CEO Noel Quinn summoned for questioning by British lawmakers. Michelle Toh And Kristie Lu Stout, CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 But the incident led to a furore among foreign politicians, and HSBC CEO Noel Quinn was summoned to appear before British lawmakers for questioning in January. Michelle Toh, CNN, 25 June 2021 At the time of the incident emotions were high and despite the furore, the band invited me to continue with them. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2021 The furore over Xinjiang cotton just won't go away, and Western fashion houses can't win. David Meyer, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2021 The decision, which follows the furore earlier this year over the data-sharing, marks the first time the regulator has flexed its muscles in a major way. David Meyer, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2021 Reporting of Ms Chen’s story has caused a furore ahead of this year’s gaokao, which will take place on July 7th and 8th (it was postponed by a month because of the pandemic). The Economist, 5 July 2020 See More

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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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23 Apr 2022

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“Furore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furore. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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