A loud confusing noise.
Could not be heard over the hubbub of the crowd.
A confused sound of many voices; uproar; tumult.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Hubbub
Origin of Hubbub
Perhaps from Irish; compare Irish ababú! (a battle-cry), Gaelic ub! ub! (expressing contempt, etc.), ubh ubh! (expressing disgust).
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
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