variants or less commonly tintamar
plural -s
: a great confused noise : uproar, din
I did not know … though I did guess by such a tintamarre and cough and sneezeSir Walter Scott

Word History


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 20 Jun. 2024.

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