brouhaha

[ broo-hah-hah ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

from French, probably imitative

Synonyms

  • hullabaloo
  • melee
  • fracas

Antonyms

  • peace

Definition

a noisy and overexcited reaction or response to something

Example

The brouhaha followed the City Council meeting last night.

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