pandemonium


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pan·de·mo·ni·um

 (păn′də-mō′nē-əm)
n.
A condition or scene of noisy confusion: "The whole lobby was a perfect pandemonium, and the din was terrific" (Jerome K. Jerome). See Synonyms at noise.

[From Pandæmonium, capital of Hell in Paradise Lost, an epic poem by John Milton : Greek pan-, pan- + Greek daimōn, lesser god, demon; see demon + New Latin -ium, neuter n. suffix; see -ium.]

pan′de·mo′ni·ac (-nē-ăk′) adj.

pandemonium

(ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm)
n
1. wild confusion; uproar
2. a place of uproar and chaos
[C17: coined by Milton to designate the capital of hell in Paradise Lost, from pan- + Greek daimōn demon]
ˌpandeˈmoniˌac, pandemoniacal, pandemonic adj

pan•de•mo•ni•um

(ˌpæn dəˈmoʊ ni əm)

n., pl. -ums.
1. wild uproar or disorder; tumult.
2. a place or scene of turmoil or utter chaos.
3. (often cap.) the abode of all the demons.
4. hell.
[1667; after Pandaemonium, Milton's name in Paradise Lost for the capital of hell]

pandemonium

- Literally means abode of all demons (or hell), from Greek pan-, "all," and daimon, "demon(s)."
See also related terms for hell.

Pandemonium

1. the abode of all demons; Heil.
2. any scène of wild confusion or disorder.
See also: Demons
1. the abode of all demons; Hell.
2. (l.c.) any scene of wild confusion or disorder.
See also: Order and Disorder

Pandemonium

 a place or gathering of wild persons; originally denoted hell [from Paradise Lost].
Examples: pandemonium of dancing and whooping, 1865; of devils; of iniquity, 1800.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pandemonium - a state of extreme confusion and disorderpandemonium - a state of extreme confusion and disorder
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
balagan - a word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian); "it was utter and complete balagan!"

pandemonium

noun uproar, confusion, chaos, turmoil, racket, clamour, din, commotion, rumpus, bedlam, babel, tumult, hubbub, ruction (informal), hullabaloo, hue and cry, ruckus (informal) There was pandemonium in the court as the verdict was delivered.
order, peace, arrangement, calm, hush, tranquillity, stillness, repose, peacefulness, quietude

pandemonium

noun
Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
Translations
ضَجَّه، صَخَب
vřava
ringlulreiî
tikras pragaras
jandāliņškņadašausmīgs troksnis

pandemonium

[ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm] N (= chaos) → jaleo m, desmadre m
at this there was pandemoniumen esto se armó un tremendo jaleo, en esto se armó las de Caín
it's sheer pandemonium!¡es un desmadre!

pandemonium

[ˌpændəˈməʊniəm] nvacarme m infernal
There was pandemonium in court → Il y eu un vacarme infernal dans le tribunal.
Pandemonium broke out → Un vacarme infernal éclata.
It's pandemonium!
BUT C'est la confusion!.

pandemonium

nChaos nt; at this there was pandemonium or pandemonium broke outdaraufhin brach ein Chaos aus or die Hölle los; scenes of pandemoniumchaotische Szenen pl; judging by the pandemonium coming from the classroomdem Höllenlärm in der Klasse nach zu urteilen

pandemonium

[ˌpændɪˈməʊnɪəm] npandemonio

pandemonium

(pӕndiˈmouniəm) noun
a state of noise and confusion. There was pandemonium in the classroom before the teacher arrived.
References in classic literature ?
There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worth while to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.
Round went the busily revolving machinery, kept in motion by the scissor-grinder's foot, and wore away the hard steel against the hard stone, whence issued an intense and spiteful prolongation of a hiss as fierce as those emitted by Satan and his compeers in Pandemonium, though squeezed into smaller compass.
The ripping and tearing and squealing of the nobility up and down the halls and corridors was pandemonium come again, and kept me broad awake.
Th' other way SATAN went down The Causey to Hell Gate; on either side Disparted CHAOS over built exclaimd, And with rebounding surge the barrs assaild, That scorn'd his indignation: through the Gate, Wide open and unguarded, SATAN pass'd, And all about found desolate; for those Appointed to sit there, had left thir charge, Flown to the upper World; the rest were all Farr to the inland retir'd, about the walls Of PANDEMONIUM, Citie and proud seate Of LUCIFER, so by allusion calld, Of that bright Starr to SATAN paragond.
When, after weeks and weeks of cautious driving of scattered elephants across the hills, the forty or fifty wild monsters were driven into the last stockade, and the big drop gate, made of tree trunks lashed together, jarred down behind them, Kala Nag, at the word of command, would go into that flaring, trumpeting pandemonium (generally at night, when the flicker of the torches made it difficult to judge distances), and, picking out the biggest and wildest tusker of the mob, would hammer him and hustle him into quiet while the men on the backs of the other elephants roped and tied the smaller ones.
In a moment it was all over, and the elephant had disappeared with his prize; but pandemonium reigned throughout the village.
Above this floor was a large atelier, which had been increased in size by pulling down the partitions -- a pandemonium, in which the artist and the dandy strove for preeminence.
The mutiny had broken out and the barracks of the Mavericks were one white-washed pandemonium.
Thus an incessant din was kept up that might have startled Pandemonium.
The rat was at last dislodged, and, amid the barking of dogs, masculine shouts, feminine screams, oaths, stampings, and confusion as of Pandemonium, Tess untied her last sheaf; the drum slowed, the whizzing ceased, and she stepped from the machine to the ground.
The pandemonium that had broken out below us was deafening.
Instantly pandemonium reigned in the audience chamber of Salensus Oll.