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Meaning of UPROAR

Pronunciation:  'uprowr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  loud confused noise from many sources
  2. [n]  a state of commotion and noise and confusion

UPROAR is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: brouhaha, garboil, hubbub, katzenjammer, tumult, tumultuousness
 See Also: combustion, commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, noise, stir, to-do, turmoil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Up"roar\, n. [D. oproer; akin to G. aufruhr, Dan.
    opr["o]r, Sw. uppror; D. op up + roeren to stir; akin to AS.
    hr?ran to stir, hr?r stirring, active, G. r["u]hren to stir,
    OHG. ruoren, Icel. hr[ae]ra, Dan. r["o]re, Sw. r["o]ra. Cf.
    Note: [In verse, sometimes accented on the second syllable.]
    Great tumult; violent disturbance and noise; noisy confusion;
    bustle and clamor.
          But the Jews which believed not, . . . set all the city
          on an uproar.                            --Acts xvii.
  2. \Up*roar"\, v. t.
    To throw into uproar or confusion. [Obs.] ``Uproar the
    universal peace.'' --Shak.
  3. \Up*roar"\, v. i.
    To make an uproar. [R.] --Carlyle.