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tumult

Noun

1 a state of commotion and noise and confusion [syn: tumultuousness, uproar, garboil]
2 violent agitation [syn: turmoil]
3 the act of making a noisy disturbance [syn: commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus]

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English

Etymology

From Latin tumultus, noise, tumult

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The noise as made by a crowd.
  2. A riot or uprising.

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Extensive Definition

Tumult can refer to:
  • violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd
  • a general outbreak or disorder, riot
  • mental or emotional disturbance
  • tUMULt, a record label based in San Francisco.
  • Tumult, an album by Dutch punk rock band The Ex.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bedlam let loose, ado, affray, agitation, bedlam, blast, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, botheration, brawl, broil, brouhaha, burst, bustle, cacophony, chaos, charivari, chirm, churn, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, commotion, confusion, conturbation, convulsion, din, discomposure, discord, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, drunken brawl, dustup, ebullience, ebullition, eddy, effervescence, embroilment, excitement, fanaticism, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverishness, fidgetiness, fidgets, fit, flap, flurry, fluster, flutter, flutteration, flutteriness, foment, fomentation, foofaraw, fracas, free-for-all, frenzy, fume, furor, furore, fury, fuss, fussiness, hassle, hell broke loose, helter-skelter, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, hurry, hurry-scurry, inquietude, insurrection, jangle, jitters, jumpiness, loud noise, maelstrom, malaise, melee, moil, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, noise, noise and shouting, outcry, pandemonium, passion, pell-mell, perturbation, pother, racket, rage, rampage, rattle, restlessness, rhubarb, riot, roar, roil, rough-and-tumble, roughhouse, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, ruffle, rumble, rumpus, scramble, seethe, seething, shindy, shivaree, spasm, spurt, stew, stir, storminess, sweat, swirl, swirling, tempestuousness, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, to-do, trepidation, trepidity, trouble, tumultuation, tumultuousness, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, unease, unquiet, unrest, upheaval, uproar, upset, upturn, vortex, whirl, wildness, yeastiness, zeal, zealousness
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