hullabaloo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hullabaloo disturbance usually in protest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hullabaloo A confused noise; uproar; tumult.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hullabaloo Uproar; racket; noisy confusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hullabaloo hul′la-ba-loo′ an uproar.
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Quotations

  • Salman Rushdie
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    “In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. a corruption of hurly-burly,

Usage

In literature:

What's all this hullabaloo about?
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
A fortnight afterwards, suddenly there's a tremendous hullabaloo.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
Make more miration (hullabaloo) over it than if they had lost one of de chillun.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
But a great hullabaloo arose on the terrace.
"The Frontier" by Maurice LeBlanc
Carmen is somewhere in the midst of the hullabaloo, and everybody is shouting for her.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
All the girls heard the story, and at once there was a great hullabaloo!
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
In the hullabaloo of the pursuit the woman had been allowed to escape.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Such hubbub and hullabaloo as rose on both sides of the curtain!
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
This hullabaloo about no taxation without representation fills the ears of the ignorant.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
Never in all its history was there such a hullabaloo in the Land We Live In.
"Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas" by Lloyd Osbourne
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In poetry:

They thought 'twas the devil was holding a revel,
And sent for the parson to drive him away;
For the town never knew such a hullabaloo
As that little dog raised—till the end of that day.
"The Little Dog's Day" by Rupert Brooke

In news:

The hullabaloo continues over a new pickleball court installed this summer at the 28th Street Park in Peru and the city council will now decide if it stays or goes.
Hot Rod Hullabaloo needs volunteers as it gears up for show, music fest.
The Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo.
Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo.
The Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo will put on its fourth annual hot rod show and music fest next month.
Apple Enviro Hullabaloo Raises More Questions.
The story that set off the whole Chick-fil-A/same-sex marriage hullabaloo ran to just under 1,300 words in the Biblical Recorder.
The Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo .
Newport to welcome ' Hullabaloo '.
Tulane's Sixth Annual ' Hullabaloo Homecoming' Slated For Oct 25.
A Hullabaloo For an Opening At Bayreuth.
And the ad was run by one of the major sponsors of all of the hullabaloo that is associated with this event.
Despite all the media hullabaloo about the fiscal cliff and a potential recession if none of the Bush tax cuts are extended, stock markets have behaved calmly throughout this whole period.
Pinedale brings big band hullabaloo.
So there's been quite the soda-related hullabaloo over in NYC.
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