Definition of pandemonium in English:


Line breaks: pan|de¦mon|ium
Pronunciation: /ˌpandɪˈməʊnɪəm


[mass noun]
  • Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar: there was complete pandemonium—everyone just panicked
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    • On the collective level, poison gas created confusion and pandemonium.
    • Uproar and pandemonium followed, matched only by that of the previous week when Mr. Loy won twice.
    • Let me tell you about the non-stop insanity, the constant chaos, the perpetual pandemonium.


mid 17th century: modern Latin (denoting the place of all demons, in Milton's Paradise Lost), from pan- 'all' + Greek daimōn 'demon'.

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