hubbub

[ huhb-uhb ]
/ ˈhʌb ʌb /

noun

a loud, confused noise, as of many voices: There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement.
tumult; uproar.

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Origin of hubbub

1545–55; apparently of Irish orig.; akin to Scots Gaelic cry ubub! (reduplication of ub!) expressing aversion or contempt

SYNONYMS FOR hubbub

1 See noise.
2 disturbance, disorder, confusion.
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British Dictionary definitions for hubbub

hubbub
/ (ˈhʌbʌb) /

noun

a confused noise of many voices
uproar

Word Origin for hubbub

C16: probably from Irish hooboobbes; compare Scottish Gaelic ubub! an exclamation of contempt
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