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Pandemonium

noun Pan·de·mo·ni·um \ˌpan-də-ˈmō-nē-əm\

Definition of PANDEMONIUM

1
:  the capital of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost
2
:  the infernal regions :  hell
3
not capitalized :  a wild uproar :  tumult
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Origin of PANDEMONIUM

New Latin, from Greek pan- + daimōn evil spirit — more at demon
First Known Use: 1667

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody
PANDEMONIUM Defined for Kids

pandemonium

noun pan·de·mo·ni·um \ˌpan-də-ˈmō-nē-əm\

Definition of PANDEMONIUM for Kids

:  wild uproar <Pandemonium broke out with the winning goal.>

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