Definitions for tumult
ˈtu mʌlt, -məlt, ˈtyu-tu·mult
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tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboilnoun
a state of commotion and noise and confusion
commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumultnoun
the act of making a noisy disturbance
The noise as made by a crowd.
A riot or uprising.
To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.
Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt. uE000104594uE001 Milton.
Etymology: From tumultus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: tumulte, Fr. tumultus, Latin.
A tumult is improved into a rebellion, and a government overturned by it. Roger L'Estrange.
With ireful taunts each other they oppose,
Till in loud tumult all the Greeks arose. Alexander Pope.
What stir is this? what tumults in the heav’ns?
Whence cometh this alarum and this noise? William Shakespeare.
Tumult and confusion all embroil’d. John Milton.
This piece of poetry, what can be nobler than the idea it gives us of the supreme Being thus raising a tumult among the elements, and recovering them out of their confusion, thus troubling and becalming nature. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Tumult generally refers to a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people, or a state of confusion or disorder. It can also refer to a highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling.
the commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion
violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements
irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions
to make a tumult; to be in great commotion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tū′mult, n. uproar of a multitude: violent agitation with confused sounds: high excitement.—adv. Tumult′ūarily.—n. Tumult′ūariness.—adjs. Tumult′ūary, Tumult′ūous, full of tumult: disorderly: agitated: noisy.—v.i. Tumult′ūate, to make a tumult.—n. Tumultūā′tion.—adv. Tumult′ūously.—ns. Tumult′ūousness; Tumult′us, commotion. [L. tumultus—tumēre, to swell.]
The numerical value of tumult in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tumult in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Biden presented himself as an antidote to his predecessor, offering the promise of what his own campaign ads called ‘strong, steady, stable leadership’ after four years of bedlam under President Donald Trump. But the tumult surrounding the administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan offered an early glimpse of the cascade of crises that have badly eroded Biden’s image of restoring calm.
In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness.
Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult.
There's no reason to create tumult in a party that already has a lot of tumult in it.
Five miles meandering with mazy motion,Through dale the sacred river ran,Then reached the caverns measureless to man,And sank the tumult to a lifeless oceanAnd 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from farAncestral voices prophesying war
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