noun[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.
fuss, commotion, uproar, hubbub, outcry, furore, ruckus, ado, palaver, brouhaha, hue and cry; pandemonium, mayhem, tumult, turmoil, hurly-burly; roar, racket, din, noise, clamour, bedlam, babel
mid 18th century: reduplication of hallo, hullo, etc..