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 (ho͞op′lä′, ho͝op′-)
n. Informal
a. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
b. Extravagant publicity: The new sedan was introduced to the public with much hoopla.
2. Talk intended to mislead or confuse.

[Perhaps from French houp-là, upsy-daisy! : houp (of imitative origin) + , there; see voilà.]
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1. (Games, other than specified) Brit a fairground game in which a player tries to throw a hoop over an object and so win it
2. slang US and Canadian noise; bustle
3. slang US nonsense; ballyhoo
[C20: see whoop, la2]
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(ˈhup lɑ)

n. Informal.
1. commotion; to-do.
2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo.
[1865–70; < French houp-là! command (as to a child) to move, take a step]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hoopla - blatant or sensational promotion
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
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nRingwerfen nt
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[ˈhuːplɑː] ntiro dei cerchi (nei luna-park, per vincere premi)
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There were four other hooplas with our gold medal winners in them too.
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IN TODAY'S WORLD OF LAUNCH HOOPLAS AND LITERARY FESTIVALS, A WRITER IS expected to be something of a performing monkey.