American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An uproar; a hubbub.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the confused noise of many voices.
- n. a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits.
- n. loud confused noise from many sources
- n. a confused disturbance far greater than its cause merits
- From French brouhaha, but disputed as to where from before that. Possibly from Hebrew בָּרוּךְ הַבָּא (barúkh habá, "welcome", literally "blessed is he who comes"). (Wiktionary)
- French, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With the show having figured that out the title brouhaha notwithstanding, Cox has never been more engaging, funny and assured in her performance.”
“You don't see what the brouhaha is about an elected official possibly trading votes for money?”
“The stadium brouhaha is a large sucking hole removing all of the air from the room.”
“Camus would be appalled, I think, to know that so much brouhaha is being made about where his bones lay.”
“The Reid brouhaha is ridiculous, I will agree with that.”
“Needless to say all this brouhaha is making my life interesting.”
“But if this rejection of FNC turns out to be a temporary blip, a short-term brouhaha, and Democratic public figures again embrace it as an equal to other news outlets, then it will not have made a difference except as a memory that our party leaders once came oh so close to "getting it" only to fail.”
“Barring any sudden revelations involving Riccardo Muti, a beautiful disaffected ex-KGB agent, and a briefcase full of uranium (TOTALLY MADE-UP STORY, although can't you just see Muti in a plot like that?), the Joyce Hatto brouhaha is certainly shaping up to be the classical music scandal of the year.”
“I assume that the brouhaha is not over a trademark but rather over the copyright to the design of the man-toys.”
“Even if the Bush administration succeeds in partially defusing the issue, the brouhaha is in itself a great victory for the advocates of "World War IV.”
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