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Meaning of HURLY-BURLY

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

HURLY-BURLY is a 11 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, stir, to-do, turmoil
 See Also: disorder, garboil, incident, storm, storm center, storm centre, tempest, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hur"ly-bur`ly\, n. [Reduplicated fr. OE. hurly
confusion: cf. F. hurler to howl, yell, L. ululare; or cf. E.
Tumult; bustle; confusion. --Shak.

      All places were filled with tumult and hurly-burly.

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