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Meaning of hurly-burly

hurl•y-burl•y

Pronunciation: (hûr'lē-bûr'lē, -bûr"-), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -burl•ies,
—n.
  1. noisy disorder and confusion; commotion; uproar; tumult.
—adj.
  1. full of commotion; tumultuous.
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