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Definitions for tumult
ˈtu mʌlt, -məlt, ˈtyu-tu·mult

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboilnoun

    a state of commotion and noise and confusion

  2. tumult, turmoilnoun

    violent agitation

  3. commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumultnoun

    the act of making a noisy disturbance

Wiktionary

  1. tumultnoun

    The noise as made by a crowd.

  2. tumultnoun

    A riot or uprising.

  3. tumultverb

    To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

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

  4. Etymology: From tumultus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. TUMULTnoun

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. tumult

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tumultnoun

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

  2. Tumultnoun

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

  3. Tumultnoun

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

  4. Tumultverb

    to make a tumult; to be in great commotion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tumult

    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. tumultustumēre, to swell.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumult in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tumult in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tumult in a Sentence

  1. Washington Post:

    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.

  2. Publius Cornelius Tacitus:

    In times of tumult and discord bad men have the most power mental and moral excellence require peace and quiteness.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult.

  4. Chris Christie:

    There's no reason to create tumult in a party that already has a lot of tumult in it.

  5. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    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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