Pandemonium at a sports stadium.
An example of pandemonium is the arena full of the fans whose team has just won the Superbowl for the first time in 12 years.
- the capital of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost
- any place or scene of wild disorder, noise, or confusion
- wild disorder, noise, or confusion
Origin of PandemoniumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek pan, all (see pan-) + daim?n, demon
Origin of pandemoniumFrom Pandæmonium, capital of Hell in Paradise Lost, an epic poem by John Milton : Greek pan-, pan- + Greek daim&omacron;n, lesser god, demon; see demon + New Latin -ium, neuter n. suffix; see -ium.
(plural pandemoniums or pandemonia)
Coined by John Milton in "Paradise Lost," PandÃ¦monium, from Ancient Greek Ï€á¾¶Î½ (pan, “all") (equivalent to English pan-) + Late Latin daemonium (“evil spirit, demon"), from Ancient Greek Î´Î±Î¯Î¼Ï‰Î½ (daimÅn, “demon").