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excited public interest, discussion, or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event; hullabaloo:
The brouhaha followed disclosures of graft at City Hall.
an episode involving excitement, confusion, turmoil, etc., especially a broil over a minor or ridiculous cause:
A brouhaha by the baseball players resulted in three black eyes.
Contemporary Examples

In Praise of Joe Wilson Alex Massie September 9, 2009
OK, Anne Frank COULD Have Been a Belieber Kevin Fallon April 14, 2013
An Absurd Push for Separation of Religion and State in Canada Mira Sucharov November 14, 2013
Isabel Allende’s Controversial New Thriller Jane Ciabattari February 22, 2014
Stop the Madness! August 7, 2011
Cindi Leive Interviewed President Obama For Glamour Magazine’s November Issue Isabel Wilkinson August 26, 2012
Supreme Court on Gay Marriage, Voting Rights, and More Lloyd Green June 22, 2013
Remembering the Real Genius of Christopher Hitchens, Not the Caricature Lee Siegel December 17, 2011

Historical Examples

Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill
Arm of the Law Harry Harrison

a loud confused noise; commotion; uproar


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