hubbub

Hubbub is a fun, rhyming word for an uproar, a brouhaha, or another crazy situation that has gone completely higgledy-piggledy.

No one would say, "What's the hubbub?" at the library, unless it was the loudest, most bonkers day ever in a place that is usually quiet. A hubbub is chaotic, disorganized, loud, and distracting. Sometimes, hubbub can mean a controversy, as in "What's the hubbub over this new law?" If you like peace and quiet, stay away from hubbubs — a word that sounds as loud and unruly as its meaning.

Definitions of hubbub
  1. noun
    loud confused noise from many sources
    synonyms: brouhaha, katzenjammer, uproar
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    type of:
    noise
    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
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Word Tasting Note: "Hubbub"

We're happy to feature another installment of James Harbeck's Word Tasting Notes, this time on the word hubbub.

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