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Examples of hoopla in a Sentence
Many people have grown tired of all the hoopla surrounding the opening of the new theater.
for all of the hoopla, very little news emerged from the governor's press conference
Recent Examples of hoopla from the Web
New music often comes out on Fridays, so this would be a realistic expectation given the hoopla of the week — but the images are inconclusive.
Forget about ribbon-cutting or parties or any other celebratory hoopla.
But Lawrence had always been a very private person, and the hoopla over his visit was too much.
Although Netflix was already in 60 countries, each had had its own rollout, usually with shows in the native language, and lots of marketing hoopla.
The purpose: Staying motivated and focused on daily tasks as the hoopla swirls around the 6-foot-3 quarterback.
With all the hoopla and intense media hype surrounding the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight next month, upcoming bouts that merit attention fly below the radar of the casual boxing fan’s interest.
And they weren’t fazed by all the hoopla surrounding this week’s event.
Potbelly opens in Frankfort Lost amongst the hoopla last week for the opening of Buona Beef in Frankfort was the opening of a new Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the same development.
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Did You Know?
In French, the interjection houp-là is used roughly the same way as English's upsy-daisy or whoops-a-daisy, as one might say when picking up a child. (This usage can be found in English, too, in such works as Booth Tarkington's The Magnificent Ambersons and James Joyce’s Ulysses.) In the early 20th century, the word, playing on the syllable hoop, gave its name to a ring-toss game played at carnivals. But before that, hoopla was used in American English to refer to a kind of bustling commotion, and later, as a term for sensationalist hype.
Origin and Etymology of hoopla
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
Synonymsado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), commotion, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo
Related Wordscacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzy
Near Antonymscalm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness
HOOPLA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hoopla for English Language Learners
: talk or writing that is designed to get people excited about and interested in something
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