Definition of tumultuous
Examples of tumultuous in a Sentence
For someone with such a tumultuous inner world, the muscular choice-is-all school of moral philosophy could not be satisfactory. —Martha C. Nussbaum, New Republic, 31 Dec. 2001
The teams walked onto the field to tumultuous applause. —J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999
We were not accustomed to loran, and to pick up a buoy, as I now did with my binoculars, after thirty days of tumultuous seas, at precisely the time and angle that our charted position led us to anticipate, struck me as nothing short of miraculous. —Louis Auchincloss, “Atlantic War,” in Authors at Sea, Robert Shenk, ed., 1997
The tumultuous sensual undercurrent of the Orient had, like water in the desert, gone underground and though perhaps it bubbled up behind courtyard walls, in public places it kept out of sight. —Leila Hadley, Give Me the World, (1958) 1999
The returning astronauts were given a tumultuous welcome.
The room filled with tumultuous applause.
Recent Examples of tumultuous from the Web
Rondo, an 11-year vet, had a tumultuous run with the Bulls last season before suffering a fractured thumb in their first round postseason matchup against the Boston Celtics.
Jean only knows about her because of another patient, Sam, who had a tumultuous, fleeting romance with her.
According to the licensing agreement for the BYU game, Mizzou received $3.5 million from Arrowhead Events for the BYU game, which only drew an announced crowd of 42,824 after the tumultuous week.
Despite their glamorous appearances in public, the couple had a tumultuous dynamic, and were extremely passionate in both good times and bad.
The FBI's questioning of Page came during a tumultuous time for Trump and the Russia probe.
A positive outlook is something that may have seemed foreign to the 18-year-old who endured a tumultuous childhood.
The morning calls reflect another way that Trump’s tumultuous administration is adapting to an unremitting season of investigations and to the president’s seemingly uncontrollable reactions to them.
Etsy is enduring a tumultuous period, and shares have fallen off by as much as 30% since its initial public offering two years ago.
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TUMULTUOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tumultuous for English Language Learners
: loud, excited, and emotional
: involving a lot of violence, confusion, or disorder
TUMULTUOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of tumultuous for Students
: characterized by uproar a tumultuous welcome
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