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hubbub

noun [U] uk   /ˈhʌb.ʌb/ us  
a loud noise, especially caused by a lot of people all talking at the same time: I could hardly hear myself speak above all the hubbub in the theatre bar.Noise and noisy general excitement and activity: Once the hubbub of the election had died down, it was back to normal for the president.Excitement, interest, energy and enthusiasm
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