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Definition of Tumult
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 ? --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;
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.
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