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Definition of "hurly-burly" []

  • Noisy confusion; tumult. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hurly-burly" in a sentence
  • "But in the hurly-burly of gala preparations, this idea had fallen through the cracks."
  • "As I often point out, I appreciate how difficult it is to choose words carefully in the hurly-burly of live commentary, but I feel Clive would give himself more chance if he were to pause for breath once in a while."
  • "Rules of etiquette often don't apply to the hurly-burly of the social chapter of the online world."