Mom liked the hustle and bustle of the house

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JBPARK

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I have been looking for the right word for a sentence I was writing and stumbled upon "the hustle and bustle" in the dictionary.

Below is what I have provisionally settled for.


Mom liked the hustle and bustle of the house when the family gathered.


Has the expression been correctly used in the sentence?

Also, I have been wondering if there is a good substitute for "the hustle and bustle".

Thanks.
 
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  • ewie

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    Yes, hustle and bustle is good there:thumbsup:

    You could use bustle on its own, but it doesn't have quite the same feel to it as hustle and bustle ~ it's not as noisy:)
     

    ewie

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    English English
    Ooh, hubbub would be too noisy for me, Sue. Here's how I see it:
    bustle: everyone's busy
    hustle and bustle: everyone's busy and moving about and interacting
    hubbub: everyone's yelling his or her head off:eek:
     

    ewie

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    English English
    I have very sensitive ears, Sue ~ anything above the sighing of an elderly cat represents a racket to me.
     
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