• (RP) IPA: /ˌhʌləbəˈluː/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌhʌləbəˈlu/, /ˈhʌləbəˌlu/

hullabaloo (plural hullabaloos)

  1. A clamour, a commotion; a fuss or uproar. [from 17th c.]
    Synonyms: ado, hype, to-do, Thesaurus:commotion
    They made such a hullabaloo about the change that the authorities were forced to change it back.
    • 1899 March, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number MI, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, […], OCLC 1042815524 ↗, part II:
      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.
Translations Verb

hullabaloo (hullabaloos, present participle hullabalooing; past and past participle hullabalooed)

  1. (intransitive) To make a commotion or uproar.
  • French: faire des chichis, chichiter
  • German: viel Aufheben machen, einen Rummel veranstalten, einen Wirbel machen, für Wirbel sorgen, Wellen schlagen
  • Spanish: poner el grito en el cielo, hacer muchos aspavientos

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