Pandemonium definition

păndə-mōnē-əm
A condition or scene of noisy confusion.
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Wild disorder, noise, or confusion.
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(place, proper) The capital of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost.
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An outburst; loud, riotous uproar, especially of a crowd.
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Any place or scene of wild disorder, noise, or confusion.
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(archaic) A place where all demons live; Hell.
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Pandemonium is defined as a place with chaos, noise and confusion.

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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pandemonium
Plural:
pandemonia, pandemoniums

Origin of pandemonium

  • From Pandæmonium capital of Hell in Paradise Lost, an epic poem by John Milton Greek pan- pan- Greek daimōn lesser god, demon demon New Latin -ium neuter n. suffix -ium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined by John Milton in "Paradise Lost," Pandæmonium, from Ancient Greek πᾶν (pan, “all") (equivalent to English pan-) + Late Latin daemonium (“evil spirit, demon"), from Ancient Greek δαίμων (daimōn, “demon").

    From Wiktionary