I overheard part of a conversation the other day that included the word hubbub [huhb-uhb], and I just had to giggle. "Hubbub" usually has that effect on me -- partly because it's a funny-sounding word and partly because it always makes me think of the Bugs Bunny cartoon where he says, "What's all the hubbub, bub?"
Hubbub is a noun that means "a loud, confused noise". It can also mean "tumult; uproar". Some of its synonyms are also fun to say: brouhaha [broo-hah-hah], hullabaloo [huhl-uh-buh-loo], and katzenjammer [kat-suhn-jam-er], to name a few. Here are a couple of sample sentences I came up with:
I prefer the quiet of the country
to the hubbub of the city.
After all the hubbub died down in the auditorium,
the speaker continued.
The town was a hubbub of narrow, winding streets
and lively, crowded marketplaces.
How would you use the word hubbub?