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 (to͝o-mŭl′cho͞o-əs, tyo͝o-)
1. Very loud; noisy: tumultuous applause.
2. Characterized by disorderly commotion: the tumultuous years of the 1960s.
3. Characterized by mental or emotional agitation: a tumultuous love affair.

tu·mul′tu·ous·ly adv.
tu·mul′tu·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.tumultuousness - a state of commotion and noise and confusiontumultuousness - 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"
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The second half of this concert program will feature songs from "Show Boat" by Hammerstein and Kern, the musical that was best described in 1994 by David Richards for The New York Times: "'Show Boat' is the great American musical about the tumultuousness of love, played out against the majestic Mississippi River and the big-shouldered city of Chicago." The New Philharmonic, the soloists and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus will demonstrate all the beauty of such iconic songs and selections from this musical as "Show Boat Overture," "Cotton Blossom," "Where's the Mate for Me?," "Make Believe," "Ol' Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," "You Are Love," "The Sports of Gay Chicago," "Why Do I Love You?," "Bill" and "Old Man River Finale."
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As Robert's book demonstrates, the tumultuousness of Zimbabwe's independence was bloody, emotional, and complex.