Definition of tumultuous in English:

tumultuous

Line breaks: tu¦mul¦tu|ous
Pronunciation: /tjʊˈmʌltjʊəs
 
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adjective

1Making an uproar or loud, confused noise: tumultuous applause
More example sentences
  • Sets of fans from either side are roaring on their team, the tumultuous noise drowning out the chill.
  • There was a sudden burst of tumultuous noise from the concert area.
  • Rimna held his hands up for silence, not even trying to speak over the tumultuous noise.
Synonyms
1.1Excited, confused, or disorderly: a tumultuous crowd a tumultuous personal life
More example sentences
  • This sets the stage for the Fisher's often tumultuous personal matters.
  • She was affected by the often tumultuous personal lives of her children.
  • Jeffrey was a tumultuous drinker and people would come from all around to watch him put it away.
Synonyms
tempestuous, stormy, turbulent, in turmoil, passionate, intense, explosive, violent, volatile, full of upheavals, full of ups and downs, roller-coaster, exciting; hectic, chaotic, confuseddisorderly, unruly, rowdy, uncontrolled, out of control, unrestrained, turbulent, boisterous, excited, agitated, restless, in turmoil, wild, riotous, hysterical, frenzied
British informal rumbustious

Origin

mid 16th century: from Old French tumultuous or Latin tumultuosus, from tumultus (see tumult).

Derivatives

tumultuously

adverb
More example sentences
  • The citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.
  • ‘Riot’ is defined as ‘an unlawful assembly that has begun to disturb the peace tumultuously.’
  • It was as if the world was a blur - turning tumultuously, moving at the speed of light all around him, and he was merely there in physical existence.

tumultuousness

noun

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