tumult

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noun tu·mult \ˈtü-ˌməlt, ˈtyü- also ˈtə-\

Definition of tumult

  1. 1a :  disorderly agitation or milling about of a crowd usually with uproar and confusion of voices :  commotionb :  a turbulent uprising :  riot

  2. 2 :  hubbub, din

  3. 3a :  violent agitation of mind or feelingsb :  a violent outburst

Examples of tumult in a sentence

  1. We had to shout to be heard over the tumult.

  2. The country was in tumult.

  3. Her mind was in a tumult of emotions.

Origin and Etymology of tumult

Middle English tumulte, from Anglo-French, from Latin tumultus; perhaps akin to Sanskrit tumula noisy


First Known Use: 15th century


TUMULT Defined for English Language Learners

tumult

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noun tu·mult \ˈtü-ˌməlt, ˈtyü- also ˈtə-\

Definition of tumult for English Language Learners

  • : a state of noisy confusion or disorder

  • : a state of great mental or emotional confusion


TUMULT Defined for Kids

tumult

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noun tu·mult \ˈtü-ˌməlt, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tumult for Students

  1. 1 :  uproar <A great tumult arose in the audience.>

  2. 2 :  great confusion of mind



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