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Pandemonium

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

Definition of Pandemonium

  1. 1 :  the capital of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost

  2. 2 :  the infernal regions :  hell

  3. 3 not capitalized :  a wild uproar :  tumult



Origin of pandemonium

New Latin, from Greek pan- + daimōn evil spirit — more at demon


First Known Use: 1667



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