hubbub

  • 1 Hubbub — Hub bub, n. [Cf. {Whoobub}, {Whoop}, {Hoop}, v. i.] A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar. Milton. [1913 Webster] This hubbub of unmeaning words. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hubbub — index bluster (commotion), brawl, noise, riot Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 hubbub — 1550s, whobub confused noise, generally believed to be of Irish origin, perhaps from Gaelic ub!, expression of aversion or contempt, or O.Ir. battle cry abu, from buide victory …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 hubbub — *din, uproar, pandemonium, hullabaloo, babel, clamor, racket …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 hubbub — [n] commotion, disorder babel, bedlam, brouhaha*, clamor, confusion, din, disturbance, fuss, hassle, hell broke loose*, hue and cry*, hullabaloo*, hurly burly*, jangle, noise, pandemonium, racket, riot, rowdydow*, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, to do* …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 hubbub — ► NOUN 1) a chaotic din caused by a crowd. 2) a busy, noisy situation. ORIGIN perhaps Irish …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 hubbub — [hub′bub΄, hu′bub] n. [prob. < Celt, as in Gael ubub, exclamation of aversion] a confused sound of many voices; uproar; tumult SYN. NOISE …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 hubbub — hub·bub (hŭb’ŭb′) n. 1) A loud confusing noise: » could not be heard over the hubbub of the crowd. 2) A confused situation; a tumult: » returned to the hubbub of the city after a peaceful weekend in the country. See Synonyms at NOISE(Cf. ↑noise) …

    Word Histories

  • 9 hubbub — [[t]hʌ̱bʌb[/t]] hubbubs 1) N VAR: oft N of n 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. 2) N SING: also no det You can… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 hubbub — hub|bub [ hʌ,bʌb ] noun singular or uncount 1. ) the noise of a lot of people talking at the same time, especially when they are angry or excited: Her voice was barely audible in the growing hubbub. 2. ) a situation in which a lot of people or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 hubbub — UK [ˈhʌbʌb] / US [ˈhʌˌbʌb] noun [singular/uncountable] 1) the noise of a lot of people talking at the same time, especially when they are angry or excited Her voice was barely audible in the growing hubbub. 2) a situation in which a lot of people …

    English dictionary

  • 12 hubbub — /hub ub/, n. 1. a loud, confused noise, as of many voices: There was quite a hubbub in the auditorium after the announcement. 2. tumult; uproar. [1545 55; appar. of Ir orig.; akin to ScotGael cry ubub! (redupl. of ub!) expressing aversion or… …

    Universalium

  • 13 hubbub — noun A confused uproar, commotion, tumult or racket. At length a universal hubbub wild …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 hubbub — [16] Hubbub is an Irish contribution to English. It comes from Irish Gaelic hooboobbes, which appears to be related to the Old Irish battle cry abú. This was a derivative of buide ‘victory’ (a relative of which across the Irish Sea formed the… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15 hubbub — [16] Hubbub is an Irish contribution to English. It comes from Irish Gaelic hooboobbes, which appears to be related to the Old Irish battle cry abú. This was a derivative of buide ‘victory’ (a relative of which across the Irish Sea formed the… …

    Word origins

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 hubbub — Synonyms and related words: Bedlam let loose, ado, agitation, apologetics, apologia, apology, argument, argumentation, babel, bedlam, bicker, bickering, blast, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, botheration, brawl, broil, brouhaha, burst,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 hubbub — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tumult, uproar, racket, disturbance, din. See loudness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. din, tumult, uproar, commotion; see confusion 2 , noise , uproar . See Synonym Study at noise . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 hubbub — hub|bub [ˈhʌbʌb] n [singular, U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from a Celtic language] 1.) a mixture of loud noises, especially the noise of a lot of people talking at the same time 2.) a situation in which there is a lot of activity,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 hubbub — hub·bub || hÊŒbÊŒb n. uproar, disturbance, commotion …

    English contemporary dictionary


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