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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
Some people worried about US competitiveness in oversized calculating machines hope that hoopla around Summit will inspire more interest in building its successors.
First, there's all the buzz and hoopla surrounding Kevin Harvick this season.
The hoopla surrounding Ron Gardenhire’s return to Minnesota as a manager could not be contained in the visiting manager’s office at Target Field.
Isaiah Graham didn’t understand all the hoopla over last week’s 100th annual Kane County Meet.
On April 6, as part of the hoopla surrounding the Cleveland Indians' home opener, organizers gave away free 'Wild Thing' haircuts at Refinery Barbershop at Manifest Hair Salon on Prospect Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
From the tailgating to the buzz in the stands, follow our live coverage of all the hoopla surrounding the Milwaukee Brewers' home opener Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dooley thought Skye had an advantage over the others because he is trained to stay focused regardless of the hoopla surrounding him.
Doing Prince Harry a solid On Sunday, May 20, the day after the Royal hoopla, Carioti and his fiancee Kristen Roche tied the knot.
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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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