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bedlam

American English: /ˈbɛdləm/
British English: /ˈbɛdləm/

noun

uncountable
  • [colloquial]there was bedlam when he announced the news
    se armó la de San Quintín cuando anunció la noticia [colloquial]
    they were having a sale and it was bedlam in there!
    estaban de liquidación y aquello era una locura
    estaban de liquidación y aquello era un loquero [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • But somehow none of them expected that to happen, not after all the confused shouting and general bedlam which had followed those predawn bugle calls.
    • The station became a scene of bedlam as if often does, with its small confines causing waiting outbound passengers to be in the way of arriving passengers.
    • In a now familiar picture of bedlam, spectators and courtroom staff fled in terror and police descended in force upon the prisoners.
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