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hullabaloonoun [S]

uk   /ˌhʌl.ə.bəˈluː/  us   /ˌhʌl.ə.bəˈluː/ old-fashioned
a ​loudnoise made by ​people who are ​angry or ​annoyed; a lot of ​angrycomments made in ​public about someone or something: There's a ​crowd of ​angrydemonstrators making a ​real hullabaloo ​outside the Houses of Parliament.
publicdisapproval or ​complaints: The ​ministerresigned after all the hullabaloo over his ​affair with an ​actress.
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hullabaloonoun [C]

 us   /ˌhʌl·ə·bəˈlu/ (plural hullabaloos) infml
a ​loudnoise made by ​people, often because they are ​angry, or a ​situation in which many ​people are ​angry or ​upset: They ​finallystoppedproduction of the ​play because of all the hullabaloo it caused.
(Definition of hullabaloo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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