Simple Definition of tumult
: a state of noisy confusion or disorder
: a state of great mental or emotional confusion
Examples of tumult
We had to shout to be heard over the tumult.
The country was in tumult.
Her mind was in a tumult of emotions.
Origin of tumult
Middle English tumulte, from Anglo-French, from Latin tumultus; perhaps akin to Sanskrit tumula noisy
First Known Use: 15th century
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