Definitions for tumultˈtu mʌlt, -məlt, ˈtyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tu•multˈtu mʌlt, -məlt, ˈtyu-(n.)

  1. violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar.

  2. a general outbreak, riot, uprising, or other disorder.

  3. highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling; turbulent mental or emotional disturbance.

Origin of tumult:

1375–1425; late ME tumult(e) < L tumultus an uproar, akin to tumēre to swell

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil(noun)

    a state of commotion and noise and confusion

  2. tumult, turmoil(noun)

    violent agitation

  3. commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult(noun)

    the act of making a noisy disturbance


  1. tumult(Noun)

    The noise as made by a crowd.

  2. tumult(Noun)

    A riot or uprising.

  3. tumult(Verb)

    To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

    Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt. uE000104594uE001 Milton.

  4. Origin: From tumultus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumult(noun)

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

  2. Tumult(noun)

    violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements

  3. Tumult(noun)

    irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions

  4. Tumult(verb)

    to make a tumult; to be in great commotion

Translations for tumult

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a great noise (usually made by a crowd)

He could hear a great tumult in the street.

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