hoopla hoopla  /ˈhu ˌplɑ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) blatant or sensational promotion

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. And I didn't learn much, for all the hoopla.
  2. Viewing the hoopla over him with humorous detachment, he variously referred to himself as the Jewish saint or artist's model.
  3. Even though I swim competitively, at first I didn't understand all of the hoopla surrounding the swimsuit controversies at the Games.

News

  1. DuBos: A welcome change in state's criminal code

    Amid all the hoopla about the state budget, Louisiana lawmakers passed a landmark change in the state’s criminal code this year.  The new law requires “open discovery” in criminal cases. And that’s the topic of this week’s Commentary by Eyewitness News Political Analyst and Gambit columnist Clancy DuBos . Clancy DuBos / Eyewitness News Political Analyst NEW ORLEANS -- For decades, the law has ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans

  2. Deadline.com digs Cleveland's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' fascination

    The Hollywood press is taking notice of the "Captain America" hoopla in Cleveland. The entertainment news site deadline.com seems particularly delighted at the lengths to which The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com have gone to battle Marvel security to provide coverage of the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier's" sojourn in Cleveland.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

  3. 'Dad-ology' at AZ Science Center

    Dads may not get all the press and hoopla moms get, but they are equally worth celebrating. Arizona Science Center provides a way to do just that with “Dad-ology Day” on Sunday, June 16.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ABC 15 Phoenix

Quotes

  1. "I cannot be part of the public hoopla. And I cannot guarantee that I would be coherent to say a word," Taylor wrote in her "tweet."
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Elizabeth Taylor Source: AFP

  2. "Just a day after there was much hoopla about the Chinese finally changing their policy, they are already backing off," US Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Sunday, adding he plans to move forward with a bill that would punish...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I was expecting quite a few protests," said Palin, who was accompanied by her daughter Willow. "It's been nothing but absolute loveliness here in this part of California, in spite of some of the hoopla around this dinner."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Sarah Palin Source: Salon

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