Hubbub definition

hŭbŭb
A confused situation; a tumult.

Returned to the hubbub of the city after a peaceful weekend in the country.

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A loud confusing noise.

Could not be heard over the hubbub of the crowd.

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The definition of hubbub is loud noise or many voices talking at once.

An example of hubbub is the noise made by students in a high school auditorium after hearing an important announcement.

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A confused sound of many voices; uproar; tumult.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hubbub - hub-bub

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hubbub
Plural:
hubbubs

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).

    From Wiktionary