hullabaloo


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hul·la·ba·loo

also hul·la·bal·loo  (hŭl′ə-bə-lo͞o′)
n. pl. hul·la·ba·loos also hul·la·bal·loos
A loud noise or a condition of noisy confusion. See Synonyms at noise.

[Alteration of obsolete hollo-ballo, probably from holla, hello; see hello.]

hullabaloo

(ˌhʌləbəˈluː) or

hullaballoo

n, pl -loos
loud confused noise, esp of protest; commotion
[C18: perhaps from interjection hallo + Scottish baloo lullaby]

hul•la•ba•loo

(ˈhʌl ə bəˌlu)

n., pl. -loos.
a clamorous noise or disturbance; uproar.
[1750–60; appar. variant of haloobaloo, rhyming compound based on Scots baloo lullaby]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hullabaloo - disturbance usually in protesthullabaloo - disturbance usually in protest  
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

hullabaloo

noun commotion, to-do, fuss, noise, confusion, turmoil, disturbance, racket, upheaval, outcry, clamour, furore, din, uproar, pandemonium, rumpus, bedlam, babel, tumult, hubbub, hurly-burly, brouhaha, ruction (informal), hue and cry, ruckus (informal) I was scared by the hullabaloo over my arrival.

hullabaloo

also hullaballoo
noun
1. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
2. Offensively loud and insistent utterances, especially of disapproval:
Idiom: hue and cry.
Translations
إضْطِراب، إحْتِجاجضَجَّه
povykrámus
larmoprør
zsivaj
gauragangur; hávaîimótmæli
klegesys
jezgakņadanemiers

hullabaloo

[ˌhʌləbəˈluː] N (= noise) → algarabía f; (= fuss) → jaleo m, revuelo m
a great hullabaloo broke outse armó un revuelo tremendo
that hullabaloo about the moneyese jaleo or revuelo que se armó por el dinero

hullabaloo

[ˌhʌləbəˈluː] n (= noise) → raffut m

hullabaloo

n (Brit inf) → Spektakel m; (= noise also)Radau m; I don’t know what all the hullabaloo is aboutich verstehe nicht, was das ganze Theater eigentlich soll (inf)

hullabaloo

[ˌhʌləbəˈluː] n (fam) (noise) → fracasso

hullabaloo

(haləbəˈluː) noun
1. an uproar. The teacher told the pupils to stop making such a hullabaloo.
2. a loud public protest.
References in classic literature ?
What Little Toomai liked was to scramble up bridle paths that only an elephant could take; the dip into the valley below; the glimpses of the wild elephants browsing miles away; the rush of the frightened pig and peacock under Kala Nag's feet; the blinding warm rains, when all the hills and valleys smoked; the beautiful misty mornings when nobody knew where they would camp that night; the steady, cautious drive of the wild elephants, and the mad rush and blaze and hullabaloo of the last night's drive, when the elephants poured into the stockade like boulders in a landslide, found that they could not get out, and flung themselves at the heavy posts only to be driven back by yells and flaring torches and volleys of blank cartridge.
Somebody heard the splash and they raised an awful hullabaloo.
In the morning Joan was roused by a great row and hullabaloo.
The frantic hullabaloo of the dogs was coming nearer, and, swinging the club, he sprang straight into the thickets to meet it.
Certainly they had brought with them some rotten hippo-meat, which couldn't have lasted very long, anyway, even if the pilgrims hadn't, in the midst of a shocking hullabaloo, thrown a considerable quantity of it overboard.
While Darlington's very own Theatre Hullabaloo will contribute the charming new tale Bear & Butter-fly to the Takeoff mix as they stop off with the show as part of an 11-week tour.
Theatre Hullabaloo is bringing the show to the town as part of the TakeOff Festival - England's leading festival of theatre for young audiences and also the Get Creative Family Arts Festival which brings together more than 2,000 events across the UK especially for families.
But McDonnell, above, said: "There probably will be a big hullabaloo with the new stadium tonight but that should have no impact on us.
VICTORIAN illusionist duo Morgan & West (pictured) are coming to The Comedy Hullabaloo at Stratford-on-Avon on May 24 with a new familyfriendly show.
to Stratford-on-Avon Victorian illusionist duo Morgan & West are coming to The Comedy Hullabaloo at Stratford-on-Avon on May 24 with a new family-friendly show.
The collared doves and rock doves too Contribute to the hullabaloo, Then a flash of colour, lovely red, When the bullfinch shows his head.
SPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino understands the hullabaloo surrounding Mario Balotelli's return to the Premier League, but is giving the Italian little thought ahead of his potential Liverpool debut at White Hart Lane.