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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
There's a lot of hoopla about miners and everything else.
That’s less notable than its virtual on-air silence, or that of its Undefeated offshoot, about the Hill hoopla.
For all the hoopla around Ball and his family, don’t forget that this dude can play.
But locally, the Luther hoopla is focused on this weekend, with special church services, museum tours, theatrical productions, parties, and trivia games.
Peel away the hoopla surrounding Irving's return and the opener still has plenty of sizzle.
But despite the hoopla, chances are, this year's special Senate race could be the final time Alabama will have an election of this kind ever again.
Workplace and career experts stress the importance of being open and frank with your boss about your upcoming nuptials, for the sake of still having a solid workplace once the premarital hoopla has come and gone.
And in the middle of the hoopla will be two sisters who believe that art is not a garnish on the big plate of life, but a source of inspiration and sustanance.
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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
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