- The definition of tumultuous is having great disturbance, uproar, chaos or noise.
An example of tumultuous is a riot that gets very out of hand.
tumultuous definition by Webster's New World
- full of or characterized by tumult; wild and noisy; uproarious
- making a tumult
- greatly agitated
Origin: Middle French ; from Classical Latin tumultuosus
tumultuous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Characterized by tumult; noisy and disorderly: tumultuous applause.
- Tending to cause tumult.
- Confusedly or violently agitated.
- tu·mulˈtu·ous·ly adverb
- tu·mulˈtu·ous·ness noun