Definition of hubbub in English:

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hubbub

Pronunciation: /ˈhəbəb/

noun

[in singular]
1A chaotic din caused by a crowd of people: a hubbub of laughter and shouting
More 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.
Synonyms
1.1A busy, noisy situation: she fought through the hubbub
More 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.’
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Origin

Mid 16th century: perhaps of Irish origin; compare with the Irish exclamations ababú, abú, used in battle cries.

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Syllabification: hub·bub

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