hullabaloo

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Meaning(s)

a loud noise or commotion

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hullabaloo - fuss

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The informal word ‘hullabaloo’ refers to a lot of fuss, sound, or disturbance typically made by people who are angry or excited about something. It generally deals with things that are quite trivial, so if the commotion was to lead to violence, this term would not be appropriate to describe it. Most commonly used in spoken English.

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Antonyms unanimity,monotony

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  1. The protestors were making quite a hullabaloo in the city centre, but there were no outbreaks of violence.

  2. People are going crazy over that TV show! I really don’t get what the hullabaloo is all about.

  3. Mike’s report raised what he felt were serious concerns that needed immediate attention. Personally, I think he’s making a big hullabaloo over nothing.

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