- a loud, confused noise, as of many voices: There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement.
- tumult; uproar.
Origin of hubbub
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Examples from the Web for hubbub
The sun will set in less than an hour and a hubbub will emerge from the ghost-town houses and farms.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Has all the Twilight hubbub—the cultural obsession around it—given people an inaccurate sense of who you are as an actor?Robert Pattinson’s Life After ‘Twilight’
June 13, 2014
But as these athletes make such revelations, critics (and some supporters) say the hubbub is overblown.The Jason Collins Effect: Yes, They Can
April 29, 2014
The hubbub is particularly disturbing because of this big un-secret that has not been much mentioned in this discussion.Buy That Breast Milk!
October 22, 2013
In the end, after all the hubbub and within hours of their dramatic hallway confrontation, Aamira won.An Appalling Welfare Proposal
April 14, 2013
All this hubbub excited the attention of Boxtel, who was just taking his meal by his fireside.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
All this hubbub came from a white house about five hundred yards away.My Double Life
People turned to see what was the matter, and again did the hubbub increase.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
But, directly we got into the street we were known, and this hubbub began.Barnaby Rudge
It was cool and quiet out there after the heat and hubbub of the drawing-room.The Christian
- a confused noise of many voices
Word Origin and History for hubbub
1550s, whobub "confused noise," generally believed to be of Irish origin, perhaps from Gaelic ub!, expression of aversion or contempt, or Old Irish battle cry abu, from buide "victory."