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?
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Campbell compares the hubbub over Hayward’s demolition and reconstruction to that over McArthur Court, the venerable UO basketball arena that was replaced by Matthew Knight Arena in 2011., "When the new Hayward Field finally opens for business, will Eugene still be Track Town?," 4 June 2019 The alley location, coupled with a large retaining wall, ensures minimal foot traffic — and a nice respite from the hubbub of M Street for you and your dog. Washington Post, "D.C.'s best dog-friendly patios," 8 June 2019 Consider a dress that turns traditional looming heddles into whooshing sequins that shimmied and whirred as the model walked down the runway, the sound itself a callback to the hubbub of a factory at its busiest hour. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "“I Really Feel Quite Lucky”—Sarah Burton Reflects on Her Magical Career at Alexander McQueen," 30 May 2019 There was all that hubbub in September when Meghan Markle was praised for shutting her own car door. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Kate Middleton Drove Herself to Buckingham Palace—Is That Common?," 13 Dec. 2018 After that hubbub died down, then Vince Zampella tweeted that Respawn is working on more Titanfall for 2019—just maybe not Titanfall 3. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: The film Groundhog Day gets a VR sequel, Creative Assembly teases a new shooter," 8 Feb. 2019 Despite all the hubbub around them, electric vehicles have only been making up about 1% of sales in the U.S. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "New York Auto Show: Hyundai Kona, Jaguar I-Pace SUVs could change electric-vehicle game," 30 Mar. 2018 Because the more voices that are shouting to be heard through the hubbub—now digitally hyper-charged—the better. Vogue, "Vogue Runway’s Critics Weigh In on the Fall 2019 Menswear Collections—And the Seismic Shifts Changing the Business," 22 Jan. 2019 Staying There Little Green Bay hotel, just 3 miles outside the hubbub of Hvar Town, hugs a small bucolic cove. Anja Mutić, WSJ, "A Guide to Croatia’s Island Hideouts," 19 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of hubbub

: a loud mixture of sound or voices
: a situation in which there is much noise, confusion, excitement, and activity


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

Kids Definition of hubbub

: uproar

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