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Definitions for hullabaloo
ˈhʌl ə bəˌluhul·la·baloo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloonoun

    disturbance usually in protest


  1. hullabaloonoun

    An uproar or fuss.

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

  2. Etymology: 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'.


  1. hullabaloo

    Hullabaloo is a term that refers to a commotion, uproar, or a state of noisy disorder or confusion. It can also refer to a fuss or protest about something, often highlighting a sense of exaggeration or unnecessary drama.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hullabaloonoun

    a confused noise; uproar; tumult

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hullabaloo

    hul′la-ba-loo′, n. an uproar.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hullabaloo in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hullabaloo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hullabaloo in a Sentence

  1. Deborah Lovich:

    Think about different shifts, more family-friendly shifts, the ability to swap a shift without a big hullabaloo.

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