Returned to the hubbub of the city after a peaceful weekend in the country.
Could not be heard over the hubbub of the crowd.
An example of hubbub is the noise made by students in a high school auditorium after hearing an important announcement.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hubbub
- Probably of Irish origin Irish abb abb abb an exclamation of defiance or aggression or abú, abó a war cry
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Perhaps from Irish; compare Irish ababú! (a battle-cry), Gaelic ub! ub! (expressing contempt, etc.), ubh ubh! (expressing disgust).