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SAT vocabulary: hullabaloo

What does hullabaloo mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word hullabaloo

First, before you read about the word hullabaloo, try this quick vocab quiz:

hullabaloo most nearly means

(A) time
(B) vista
(C) tumult
(D) engagement
(E) aroma

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Now let’s learn about the word hullabaloo.

Part of Speech of hullabaloo

hullabaloo is a(n) NOUN.

Pronunciation hullabaloo

Here’s how to pronounce hullabaloo:

IPA: /ˈhə.lə.bə.lu/

Glossary-style: [HUH-luh-buh-loo]

Definition of hullabaloo

hullabaloo means: a loud, continued noise; confusion, uproar, or commotion (Ex: hullabaloo after the team’s victory).

Explain more about hullabaloo, please

hullabaloo is a great word, and not just because it’s fun to say. hullabaloo refers to a situation that is noisy, chaotic, confusion, and full of disorder. For example, in some cities on holiday nights (for example, Halloween), you might see or hear a hullabaloo when a large number of people (who’ve often had a bit too much to drink) get rowdy out on the street.

Example of hullabaloo

Here’s the word hullabaloo used in a sentence:

“What’s all the hullabaloo?!” roared irascible Uncle Fred to the children playing with their toys. The excited children quickly quieted down, grumbling to themselves that Uncle Fred was really an Uncle Scrooge.

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Answer to the quick vocab quiz

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