tintamarre

noun
tin·​ta·​marre
variants: or less commonly tintamar \ ¦tintə¦mär \
plural -s

Definition of tintamarre

: a great confused noise : uproar, din I did not know … though I did guess by such a tintamarre and cough and sneeze— Sir Walter Scott

History and Etymology for tintamarre

French tintamarre, from Middle French, from tinter to ring (from Latin tinitare, frequentative of tinnire to ring) + -amarre, of unknown origin

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“Tintamarre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tintamarre. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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