Definitions for hullabalooˈhʌl ə bəˌlu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo(noun)

    disturbance usually in protest


  1. hullabaloo(Noun)

    An uproar or fuss.

    They made such a hullabaloo about the change that the authorities were forced to change it back.

  2. Origin: The Oxford English Dictionary has this as a native English word, first appearing in print in 1762 (Smollett). The OED and other etymologists do not consider the possibility that the word was introduced from India into the English language. The term 'Hullabol' is still used in Indian English to describe a type of public demonstration, involving making a great noise. 'Hulla' is either derived from 'Hamla' meaning 'attack' or from 'halhala' meaning 'ululation' (both words from Persian and then Urdu). 'Bol' is from the Hindi verb 'bolna', 'to utter or say'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hullabaloo(noun)

    a confused noise; uproar; tumult

  2. Origin: [Perh. a corruption of hurly-burly.]


  1. Hullabaloo Soundtrack

    Hullabaloo Soundtrack, also known as Hullabaloo, is a compilation album by English alternative rock band Muse and the soundtrack to their live video album Hullabaloo: Live at Le Zenith, Paris, both released on 1 July 2002 on Mushroom Taste Records. The album comprises one disc of previously released B-sides and a second disc of live recordings from the band's performances at Le Zénith in Paris, France on 28 and 29 October 2001. "Forced In" is an edited version of the song released on the "Uno" single and "Shine" is an acoustic version of the song released on the "Hyper Music" single. The acoustic version was previously unreleased.

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