Definition of hoopla in English:

hoopla

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Pronunciation: /ˈhuːplɑː
 
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noun

  • 1British A game in which rings are thrown from behind a line in an attempt to encircle one of several prizes.
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    • The event, on July 3 from 11 am - 4.30 pm, is to be an old-fashioned fair, with coconut shies and hooplas rather than more modern games.
    • There were lots of stalls and games, including darts, skittles and a hoopla.
    • The crowds were entertained by an array of stalls and games, including the traditional hoopla and lucky dip.
  • 2 [mass noun] informal , chiefly North American Unnecessary fuss surrounding something: I really didn’t know what the hoopla was all about
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    • When I finally saw the film, after over a year of hoopla surrounding it, its director, and the director's father, I found it to be a wholly unremarkable film.
    • All this hoopla surrounding one ugly little creature is a clear case of much ado about the wrong thing.
    • The hype and hoopla surrounding the film did not really wind up with its release, it only increased curiosity about ‘Baba’.

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