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A.Word.A.Day--hubbub

Pronunciation Sound Clip

This week's theme: Words borrowed from Irish.

hubbub (HUB-ub) noun

Excited fuss or tumult of a crowd.

[Perhaps from Irish ubub (an interjection of contempt).]

See more usage examples of hubbub in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Italian footballers were showered with applause and surrounded by flashing cameras, songs, and chants. The hubbub generates a sense of excitement unique to the sport of football." Do Hung; Champions' Charm; Thanh Nien (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam); Jun 5, 2008.

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