- 1A chaotic din caused by a crowd of people: a hubbub of laughter and shoutingMore example sentences
- The story in Seymour about the old monk dying and trying to overhear a conversation about washing, over the pious hubbub of the surrounding crowd is bathetic in the true sense.
- The announcement hushed the crowd but soon the hubbub returned and the misfortune was forgotten.
- The great hubbub of the crowd made it futile to call for him.
- 1.1A busy, noisy situation: she fought through the hubbubMore example sentences
- And the city is unbelievable too - a mad hubbub of noise and action.
- When they got to the market, she remembered being awed by all the scents and sounds, the hubbub of the nearby villagers and passing tourists.
- She says: ‘We are really fortunate that we are able to live where we do here in Nairn and not in the heart of a big hubbub that is more similar to the hubbub of work.’
mid 16th century: perhaps of Irish origin; compare with the Irish exclamations ababú, abú, used in battle cries.