Pronunciation : too-mùlt
1. a violent or noisy commotion
2. a psychological or emotional upheaval or agitation
3. sounds or a sound especially when loud, confused or disagreeable
4. a quarrel, fight or disturbance marked by very noisy, disorderly and often violent behavior
5. an interruption of regular procedure or of public peace
6. violent agitation
14th century - Directly or via French tumulte - Latin tumultus - commotion - tumere - swell
uproar, commotion, clamor, hubbub, hullabaloo, din, turmoil, furor, mayhem, confusion, chaos, disorder, turbulence, upheaval, turmoil, confusion, turbulence
• Tumult applies only to people.
• Turmoil is confusion and agitation for people and things.
calm, peace, quiet, calmness, push
• I spend much time in a tumult of anger and disbelief.
• Better than any other he gives a picture of the infinite struggles, clamor, railing and tumult of party.
• The tumult reached its height during the premier's speech.
• The tumult moved toward the embassy.
• His placid facade failed to conceal the tumult of his mind.
• tumultuous : Adjective
• tumultuously : Adverb
• tumultuousness : Noun
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