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Hubbub definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUB'BUB, n. A great noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar; riot.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: loud confused noise from many sources [syn: hubbub, uproar, brouhaha, katzenjammer]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: perhaps of Irish origin; akin to Scottish Gaelic ub ub, interjection of contempt Date: 1555 1. noise, uproar 2. confusion, turmoil

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a confused din, esp. from a crowd of people. 2 a disturbance or riot. Etymology: perh. of Ir. orig.: cf. Gael. ubub int. of contempt, Ir. abú, used in battle-cries

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hubbub Hub"bub, n. [Cf. Whoobub, Whoop, Hoop, v. i.] A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar. --Milton. This hubbub of unmeaning words. --Macaulay.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(hubbubs) 1. 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. N-VAR: oft N of n 2. You can describe a situation where there is great confusion or excitement as a hubbub. In all the hubbub over the election, one might be excused for missing yesterday's announcement. N-SING: also no det

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Uproar, clamor, din, racket, outcry, confusion, disorder, hullabaloo. 2. Tumult, disorder, confusion, disturbance, riot.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A noise, riot, or disturbance.

Moby Thesaurus

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