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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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 So stop sweating the eight glasses a day hubbub and think about it this way instead. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Here’s Exactly How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day," 2 Jan. 2019 There’s a huge hubbub going on internally at Google in a very vocal group of employees who do not want this to happen. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman explains why reviews with sexual harassment allegations don’t get removed," 15 Aug. 2018 Standouts in the large, fine supporting cast included Olivia Cosio (Susie) and Kelly Newberry (Mrs. Doc); the opening funeral scene, a chaotic hubbub of many overlapping lines and snarky commentary, set the tone perfectly. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "The Glimmerglass Festival and ‘A Quiet Place’ Reviews," 13 Aug. 2018 The result: Pristine, empty beaches, hubbub-free pools, and a vacation that feels like a private tour. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Vacation Like the Royal Family in the Bahamas," 30 Aug. 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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