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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
At the summit, Trump will be dealing with a former KGB officer who thinks strategically and masters details, as opposed to the president’s focus on short-term tactics and hoopla.
Some in this Southeast Asian city-state, however, consider the occasion as much hoopla as high-stakes diplomacy.
For all the hoopla, Linton and Kimbrough say change in color from the brown most people associate with Galveston Island is not such an uncommon occurrence.
But between all that hoopla, everyone missed the sweet hidden detail on the car: its license plate!
With all that hoopla, Ed eventually heard about it, too.
With all the hoopla around the skill players that were in Philadelphia, the reason, in my opinion, that there was a championship is because of the fronts on both sides.
Before Indianapolis 500 hoopla can shift into high gear, one of the newest Month of May traditions needs to kick it off.
One person who missed the social media hoopla – and the initial remark – was Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo.
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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.
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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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