hub·bub | \ˈhə-ˌbəb \

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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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Garp & Fuss feels a little set apart from the hubbub of Park Avenue’s restaurant scene. Lauren Delgado,, "Garp & Fuss: Murky menu, lovely location," 6 July 2018 Ultimately the hubbub around the question just proves that there are some classics of American cuisine that may have regional or even familial differences, but remain mainstays that can bring us all together. Raisa Bruner, Time, "People Have Very Strong Feelings About the Correct Approach to Making a PB&J," 29 June 2018 Mex Perú Gipsy, a cozy lunch counter hidden among the hubbub of downtown’s Fashion District, is definitely in the latter camp. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Peruvian Restaurants in Los Angeles," 26 June 2018 Princess Charlotte and Prince George may have stayed inside out of the hubbub of the Royal Air Force centenary celebrations in London on Tuesday, but Princess Charlotte still managed to steal the show. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Princess Charlotte Had Some Adorable Attitude During the Royal Air Force Flypast," 10 July 2018 There was a lot of hubbub surrounding this two-game set with the Reds because the Tigers could have reached the .500 mark on the season. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers mailbag: Will they buy or sell at trade deadline?," 20 June 2018 One exception, however, got lost during the E3 hubbub: a blink-and-you'll-miss-it confirmation of a first in the booming world of game streaming. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Microsoft teases the first-ever “stream-to-win” option built into Xbox," 27 June 2018 Whatever the activity, just keep the numbers relatively small — the goal is to create a more intimate, relaxed setting, one where people can unwind a little bit from all the hubbub. Cari Romm, The Cut, "How to Actually Have Fun at Your College Reunion," 15 June 2018 But a lot of the hubbub is tailored around social events, like beach parties and fancy dinners at nearby hotels. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Longer videos are coming to Instagram today," 20 June 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


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Kids Definition of hubbub

: uproar

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evasion of direct action or statement

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