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tu·mult

 (to͞o′mŭlt′, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A great noise, as of a crowd: had to shout over the tumult in the cafeteria.
2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance: "shops at this hour ... the scene of mercantile tumult" (Nicholas Clapp).
3. A state of agitation of the mind or emotions: "I spend much time in a tumult of anger and disbelief" (Scott Turow).

[Middle English tumulte, from Latin tumultus.]

tumult

(ˈtjuːmʌlt)
n
1. a loud confused noise, as of a crowd; commotion
2. violent agitation or disturbance
3. great emotional or mental agitation
[C15: from Latin tumultus, from tumēre to swell up]

tu•mult

(ˈtu mʌlt, -məlt, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar.
2. a general outbreak, riot, uprising, or other disorder.
3. highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling; turbulent mental or emotional disturbance.
[1375–1425; late Middle English tumult(e) < Latin tumultus an uproar, akin to tumēre to swell]

Tumult

 a disorderly mob; a violent commotion.
Examples: tumult of grief and indignation, 1844; of joys, 1777; of passions, 1711; of spirits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tumult - a state of commotion and noise and confusiontumult - a state of commotion and noise and confusion
commotion, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do, disruption, disturbance, flutter - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
combustion - a state of violent disturbance and excitement; "combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable"
2.tumult - violent agitationtumult - violent agitation      
agitation - the feeling of being agitated; not calm
3.tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbancetumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
ado, bustle, flurry, hustle, stir, fuss - a rapid active commotion

tumult

noun
2. clamour, row, outbreak, racket, din, uproar, fracas, commotion, pandemonium, babel, hubbub, hullabaloo Round one ended to a tumult of whistles, screams and shouts.
clamour peace, quiet, silence, calm, hush, serenity, stillness, repose

tumult

noun
1. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
2. A quarrel, fight, or disturbance marked by very noisy, disorderly, and often violent behavior:
Informal: fracas.
Slang: rumble.
3. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap, to-do.
4. A state of discomposure:
Informal: lather, stew.
Translations
ضَجَّه
rámusruch
tumult
hávaîi, læti
kņadatroksnis

tumult

[ˈtjuːmʌlt] N (= uproar) → tumulto m
to be in a tumult [person] → estar agitado or alborotado
her emotions were in a tumulttenía un conflicto emocional

tumult

[ˈtjuːmʌlt] ntumulte m

tumult

n
(= uproar)Tumult m; the tumult of battledas Schlachtgetümmel
(emotional) his mind was in a tumultsein Inneres befand sich in Aufruhr; a tumult of emotion/weepingein Gefühls-/Tränenausbruch m

tumult

[ˈtjuːmʌlt] ntumulto

tumult

(ˈtjuːmalt) noun
a great noise (usually made by a crowd). He could hear a great tumult in the street.
tuˈmultuous (-tʃuəs) adjective
with great noise or confusion. The crowd gave him a tumultuous welcome; tumultuous applause.
tuˈmultuously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Better than any other he gives a picture of the "infinite struggles, clamor, railing, and tumult of party.
Of late, eternal Condor years So shake the very Heaven on high With tumult as they thunder by, I have no time for idle cares Through gazing on the unquiet sky.
Virgil, I think, tells us, that when the mob are assembled in a riotous and tumultuous manner, and all sorts of missile weapons fly about, if a man of gravity and authority appears amongst them, the tumult is presently appeased, and the mob, which when collected into one body, may be well compared to an ass, erect their long ears at the grave man's discourse.
What a tumult of emotions rushed upon me at this startling intelligence
In the midst of this tumult the voice of the president was heard to exclaim, -- "Are you playing with justice, accused, and do you dare set your fellow-citizens an example of disorder which even in these times his never been equalled?
A great tumult arose, in the midst of which even the noise of thunder could not have been heard.
No sooner has he gone than Creon enters with an armed guard who seize Antigone and carry her off (Ismene, the other sister, they have already captured) and he is about to lay hands on Oedipus, when Theseus, who has heard the tumult, hurries up and, upbraiding Creon for his lawless act, threatens to detain him till he has shown where the captives are and restored them.
I heard a yelling from many throats, a tumult of exultant cries passing down towards the beach, whooping and howling, and excited shrieks that seemed to come to a stop near the water's edge.
Suddenly, half-concealed in the tumult of the foaming rollers I made out awash, something enormous, rising and falling - something spread out like a burst of foam, but with a more bluish, more solid look.
In the tumult of my emotions I promised myself that if I got through this experience safely I would never suffer anything else of mine to be published; but it was not long before I offered the editor a poem myself.
Well," said the Grand Pensionary with a melancholy smile which was habitual to him, "the gentlemen at the Town-hall expect that the people at the Hague would like to see you depart, and there is some apprehension of a tumult.
The warmth of her bed, hard and humble as it was, combined with the great fatigue she had undergone, soon caused the tumult of the place to fall with a gentler sound upon the child's tired ears, and was not long in lulling her to sleep.