Definition of hullabaloo in English:


Syllabification: hul·la·ba·loo
Pronunciation: /ˌhələbəˈlo͞o
, ˈhələbəˌlo͞o


[in singular] informal
A commotion; a fuss: remember all the hullabaloo over the golf ball?
More example sentences
  • Do you remember the big hullabaloo when Brian Moree tabled his report on immigration.
  • We instantly remembered the whole hullabaloo around the release of the alien autopsy tapes back in 1995 and the controversy it caused world-wide.
  • For example, remember the hullabaloo about the so-called ‘Mozart effect’ a few years ago.


mid 18th century: reduplication of hallo, hullo, etc..

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