Definition of tumult in English:

tumult

Line breaks: tu¦mult
Pronunciation: /ˈtjuːmʌlt
 
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noun

1A loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people: a tumult of shouting and screaming broke out
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  • The play ends in a tumult of sounds, the woman's screams and the man's pleadings with the doctor to ‘send help immediately’ being drowned by music and the screams of an ambulance siren.
  • Hundreds of other families were also separated in the tumult.
Synonyms
din, loud noise, racket, uproar, commotion, ruckus, rumpus, hubbub, pandemonium, babel, bedlam, brouhaha, fracas, furore, melee, frenzy, ado; shouting, yelling, clamour, clangour; Scottish & Northern Englishstramash
informal hullabaloo
British informal row
Law, dated affray
1.1 [mass noun] A state of confusion or disorder: the whole neighbourhood was in a state of fear and tumult his personal tumult ended when he began writing songs
More example sentences
  • The poetry of great minds has grown and been nurtured in the midst of life's mystic tumult and disorder.
  • Despite all tumult and turbulence, one after all, had to carry on.
  • Public tumults and tragedies gradually recede into the past and become less emotionally fraught for all of us.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French tumulte or Latin tumultus.

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