excited public interest, discussion, or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event; hullabaloo: The brouhaha followed disclosures of graft at City Hall.
an episode involving excitement, confusion, turmoil, etc., especially a broil over a minor or ridiculous cause: A brouhaha by the baseball players resulted in three black eyes.
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How to use brouhaha in a sentence
Last month, for example, there was a public brouhaha over the dismissal of a freelance editor, which worsened when the paper issued a statement on the matter.New York Times bails on intent-neutral standard when discussing epithets | Erik Wemple | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Given the brouhaha after the 2016 election, we knew we had to thoughtfully approach how we delivered the forecast.
You know, like a mask but smaller and without all the political brouhaha.Five Ways the November Election Could Be Odder Than Ever | Randy Dotinga | July 13, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Then came the book tour, and the brouhaha following that NPR interview.
According to the blog, she soon “backtracked” on her comments, deleting the Facebook thread, and calling the brouhaha “childish.”An Absurd Push for Separation of Religion and State in Canada | Mira Sucharov | November 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Eleanor Clift recently lamented, the brouhaha in Congress over food stamps is not just about budgets.Supreme Court on Gay Marriage, Voting Rights, and More | Lloyd Green | June 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Abraham Foxman, the national director of Anti-Defamation League, reacting to the Bieber brouhaha, said as much.
Sino-Japanese frictions would be on the uptick about now even without the Diaoyu brouhaha.
It was then I realized the Chief was still sitting in his chair, where he had been when the brouhaha started.Arm of the Law | Harry Harrison
From afar the rumors of revelry, the brouhaha of a mad population, saluted his deaf ears, the distant music of lutes and viols.Dreamers of the Ghetto | I. Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for brouhaha
a loud confused noise; commotion; uproar
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