Tumult is a situation of confusion and chaos, especially when there is a lot of loud noise involved.(noun)
An example of tumult is the parking lot of a bar that has just caught fire, with a number of people shouting and yelling and everyone acting confused.
See tumult in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tumulte < MFr < L tumultus, a swelling or surging up, tumult < tumere, to swell: see tumor
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Origin: Middle English tumulte
Origin: , from Latin tumultus.
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