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brouhaha

Brouhaha is something that people think is really important that’s actually not important at all, like the brouhaha over some new celebrity gossip. Brouhaha seems like a big deal, but it’s a bunch of baloney.

Brouhaha has two meanings, and tons of funny-sounding synonyms. The title of the Shakespeare play gives one meaning: "Much Ado about Nothing." The brouhaha over the latest Hollywood comedy might make you never want to see it. It's just fuss and hullabaloo about a movie that can’t possibly be good anyway. Brouhaha also means a loud noise coming from all over the place, like the brouhaha after a sporting event: hubbub and katzenjammer echoing loudly through the streets.

Definitions of brouhaha
  1. noun
    a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits
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    type of:
    furor, furore
    a sudden outburst (as of protest)
  2. noun
    loud confused noise from many sources
    synonyms: hubbub, katzenjammer, uproar
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    type of:
    noise
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
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