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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The hubbub over hogs helped illustrate the divide between voters in rural and urban areas at the center of the gun debate. Scottie Andrew And Brian Ries, CNN, "How '30-50 feral hogs' took center stage in a fractured America's gun debate," 6 Aug. 2019 The gentle hubbub from the stands builds into a roar. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Goodwood brings glorious end to English social season," 8 Aug. 2019 Push-carts loaded with sacks of grain bump and jostle through the hubbub. The Economist, "How do you reform a country where gunmen torch Ebola clinics?," 2 Aug. 2019 Take a respite from the market’s hubbub in Trinosophes, an airy gallery space a five-minute walk down Russell St. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "A Fascinating Long Weekend in Detroit: The Essential Guide," 19 June 2019 Jack White's tour rider has nothing on those from Katy Perry, Jay-Z and, of course, Van Halen Following White's hubbub with Oklahoma University student paper, a look at other artists' riders. Matt Wake |,, "Jack White’s band sets Shoals concert," 17 July 2019 Many were disappointed to barely get a glimpse of Knowles-Carter and husband Jay-Z, who bypassed the hubbub altogether and walked directly into the cinema on arrival. Natalie Jamieson, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Lion King' Voice Star Beyoncé, Jay-Z Mingle With Prince Harry, Meghan Markle at European Premiere," 14 July 2019 But the hubbub at the edge of the 6,200-acre refuge last November raised questions about whether current federal regulations actually stop drilling under Superfund sites, which are considered some of the country’s most polluted areas. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "Neguse bill would ban drilling under Rocky Flats and other Superfund sites," 12 July 2019 Firecrackers and car horns punctuated the celebratory hubbub. Madeleine Wattenbarger, The New Republic, "Did the Mexican People Really Win?," 5 July 2019

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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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