Tumult definition

to͝omŭlt, tyo͝o-
Great emotional disturbance; agitation of mind, etc.
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A great noise, as of a crowd.

Had to shout over the tumult in the cafeteria.

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Tumult is a situation of confusion and chaos, especially when there is a lot of loud noise involved.

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.

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Confusion; agitation; disturbance.
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Confused, agitated noise as made by a crowd.
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Violent commotion or agitation, often with confusion of sounds.

The tumult of the elements.

The tumult of the spirits or passions.

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Noisy commotion, as of a crowd; uproar.
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(obsolete) To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt. "” Milton.

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A state of agitation of the mind or emotions.
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A disorderly commotion or disturbance.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tumult
Plural:
tumults

Origin of tumult

  • Middle English tumulte from Latin tumultus

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

  • From Latin tumultus (“noise, tumult").

    From Wiktionary