hub·​bub | \ ˈhə-ˌbəb How to pronounce hubbub (audio) \

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Examples of hubbub in a Sentence

All the hubbub in the airport made it hard to hear the flight announcements. the hubbub surrounding the film star We went to the country to escape the hubbub of the city. What's all the hubbub about?
Recent Examples on the Web Located on famous Cordova Street but a few minutes by foot from all the hubbub, The Collector Inn is a stunning retreat with elements of history, intrigue, whimsy, and romance. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2022 Suffering from severe tinnitus makes background music, the conversations of nearby diners and the general hubbub of restaurants nearly unbearable at times. Washington Post, 7 May 2022 The Twitter hubbub over uncredited scholars is a sideshow. Amy Wilentz, The New Republic, 25 May 2022 The hubbub over entertainment awards seemed offensively trivial at the time. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 The hubbub for the past few weeks in the U.S. has been all about whether or not the government should recommend that people get booster shots for Covid-19. Steven Salzberg, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 During the hubbub, police notice a man watching from a room at the hotel across the street. Washington Post, 13 June 2022 The tweet was later deleted but too late to avoid a Twitter hubbub. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 18 May 2022 Of course, in typical WSB fashion, that same commenter also suggested more conspiratorial motives for all the hubbub about short squeezes. Brandon Kochkodin,, 12 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hubbub

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hubbub

perhaps of Irish origin; akin to Scottish Gaelic ub ub, interjection of contempt

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26 Jul 2022

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“Hubbub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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hub·​bub | \ ˈhə-ˌbəb How to pronounce hubbub (audio) \

Kids Definition of hubbub

: uproar

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