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Meaning of TUMULT

Pronunciation:  'toomult

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making a noisy disturbance
  2. [n]  violent agitation
  3. [n]  a state of commotion and noise and confusion

TUMULT is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: commotion, din, garboil, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumultuousness, turmoil, uproar
 See Also: ado, agitation, bustle, combustion, commotion, disruption, disturbance, disturbance, flurry, flutter, fuss, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, hustle, kerfuffle, stir, stir, to-do, turmoil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tu"mult\, n. [L. tumultus; probably akin to Skr. tumula
    noise, noisy, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell, E. tumid:
    cf. F. tumulte.]
    1. The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually
       accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of
       voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.
             What meaneth the noise of this tumult ? --1 Sam. iv.
             Till in loud tumult all the Greeks arose. --Pope.
    2. Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds;
       as, the tumult of the elements. --Addison.
    3. Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement;
       as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
    Syn: Uproar; ferment; disturbance; turbulence; disorder;
         confusion; noise; bluster; hubbub; bustle; stir; brawl;
  2. \Tu"mult\, v. i.
    To make a tumult; to be in great commotion. [Obs.]
          Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt.