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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
The titles of recent books about President Donald Trump suggest to the reader that there must be a person of substance behind the weird hair and the too-long ties—that there is a profound truth amidst the tweets and the hoopla and the bombast.
Despite the early hoopla, by the time the John Ross was completed in 2007, the world had changed.
The league recently tipped off its season with plenty of hoopla within its respective divisions.
Some folks have equated it with the pre-fight hoopla of fabled Muhammad Ali bouts against George Foreman and Joe Frazier.
Last month’s triumph in Richmond brought Christos players unprecedented hoopla, but some still recognize the result’s more sobering implications.
In the spring of 1989, a new board game was released amid modest media hoopla.
The hoopla began last week when photos of Rihanna looking great hit the web.
No passports required SeaWorld opened Ocean Explorer with tons of bubbles and lots of hoopla.
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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
French houp-là, interjection
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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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