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tumult

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1 a state of noisy, confused activity
  • in the tumult of the evacuation from the coast, we accidentally left on the television, which was of course tuned to the local newscast breathlessly reporting on the hurricane we were fleeing

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2 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)
  • the political tumult that swept the American colonies in the late 1700s

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3 a violent shouting
  • went to the window to see what the great tumult was and discovered a crowd of demonstrators marching down the street

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The first known use of tumult was in the 15th century

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“Tumult.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tumult. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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