Hubbub
Hubbub Hub"bub, n. [Cf. {Whoobub}, {Whoop}, {Hoop}, v. i.] A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

This hubbub of unmeaning words. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • hubbub — index bluster (commotion), brawl, noise, riot Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hubbub — 1550s, whobub confused noise, generally believed to be of Irish origin, perhaps from Gaelic ub!, expression of aversion or contempt, or O.Ir. battle cry abu, from buide victory …   Etymology dictionary

  • hubbub — *din, uproar, pandemonium, hullabaloo, babel, clamor, racket …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hubbub — [n] commotion, disorder babel, bedlam, brouhaha*, clamor, confusion, din, disturbance, fuss, hassle, hell broke loose*, hue and cry*, hullabaloo*, hurly burly*, jangle, noise, pandemonium, racket, riot, rowdydow*, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, to do* …   New thesaurus

  • hubbub — ► NOUN 1) a chaotic din caused by a crowd. 2) a busy, noisy situation. ORIGIN perhaps Irish …   English terms dictionary

  • hubbub — [hub′bub΄, hu′bub] n. [prob. < Celt, as in Gael ubub, exclamation of aversion] a confused sound of many voices; uproar; tumult SYN. NOISE …   English World dictionary

  • hubbub — hub·bub (hŭb’ŭb′) n. 1) A loud confusing noise: » could not be heard over the hubbub of the crowd. 2) A confused situation; a tumult: » returned to the hubbub of the city after a peaceful weekend in the country. See Synonyms at NOISE(Cf. ↑noise) …   Word Histories

  • hubbub — [[t]hʌ̱bʌb[/t]] hubbubs 1) N VAR: oft N of n A hubbub is a noise made by a lot of people all talking or shouting at the same time. [WRITTEN] There was a hubbub of excited conversation from over a thousand people. 2) N SING: also no det You can… …   English dictionary

  • hubbub — hub|bub [ hʌ,bʌb ] noun singular or uncount 1. ) the noise of a lot of people talking at the same time, especially when they are angry or excited: Her voice was barely audible in the growing hubbub. 2. ) a situation in which a lot of people or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hubbub — UK [ˈhʌbʌb] / US [ˈhʌˌbʌb] noun [singular/uncountable] 1) the noise of a lot of people talking at the same time, especially when they are angry or excited Her voice was barely audible in the growing hubbub. 2) a situation in which a lot of people …   English dictionary

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