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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
Thanks to all the Opening Day hoopla, first pitch was nine minutes late, at 1:44 p.m..
What people forget with all the hoopla about the Yankees is this team won 93 games with no power.
For in the end, the very dullness of this 60 Minutes piece, its contrast with all the hoopla leading up to it, was a refusal to feed the Trump media frenzy.
Why the hoopla over the final resting place of the late president, who has resided on the capitol grounds for 125 years?
But how much does all that St. Patrick’s Day hoopla — with its legion of drunken Plastic Paddies claiming Irish descent — tell us about who or what the Irish and Ireland really are?
To follow the hoopla that came with the sugary, colorful beverage last April, Starbucks is reportedly releasing another fruity creation this week.
The swagger is definitely there — look no further than the hoopla surrounding the turnover chain and the late, clutch wins Miami pulled out early in the season.
Beyond giving Davies the honor of pitching the first home game, amid the hoopla surrounding that event, Counsell had a second motive.
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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
ado, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, commotion, disturbance, foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo;
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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