tumult

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[TuĀ·mult]

If a principal steps into a classroom and is greeted by a tumult of voices, with the teacher shouting for his kids' attention, she will not be pleased. A tumult is a state of noisy confusion.

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The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.

Noun
the act of making a noisy disturbance

Noun
violent agitation

Noun
a state of commotion and noise and confusion


n.
The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.

n.
Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements.

n.
Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.

v. i.
To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.


Tumult

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 ?
Till in loud tumult all the Greeks arose.
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; riot.

Tumult

Tu"mult , v. i. To make a tumult; to be in great commotion. [Obs.]
Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt.

The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.

To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

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In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation now it is my friend. What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?

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