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tumult
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1  —as in:
couldn't hear over the tumult
Definition loud noise — usually created by an unrestrained crowd or some kind of confusion
  • The announcement was greeted with such a tumult that the speaker couldn't be heard.
tumult = loud noise — usually created by an unrestrained crowd or some kind of confusion
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The performance was followed by tumultuous applause.
  • Then came a ringing and knocking at the front door, that grew at last tumultuous,
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • tumultuous = loud disorderly noise
  • Then an unmistakable voice rose above the tumult and there was immediate silence.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • tumult = loud noise — usually created by an unrestrained crowd or some kind of confusion
  • ...as the music swells tumultuously.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • tumultuously = in a loud, unrestrained manner
  • At a wave of my hand my deliverers hurried tumultuously away.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • tumultuously = in a noisy disorderly manner
  • The chanting died down, giving place to a clamour; then it began again, and suddenly broke into a tumult.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • tumult = loud, confusing noise from an unrestrained crowd
  • Tom talked incessantly, exulting and laughing, but his voice was as remote from Jordan and me as the foreign clamor on the sidewalk or the tumult of the elevated overhead.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • tumult = disorderly noise
  • The prolonged and tumultuous argument that ended by herding us into that room eludes me, though I have a sharp physical memory that, in the course of it, my underwear kept climbing like a damp snake around my legs and intermittent beads of sweat raced cool across my back.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • tumultuous = loud and disorderly
  • Then these separate sounds collided into the general tumult of his body falling clumsily down the white marble stairs.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
tumult = noise from a disorderly event

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2  —as in:
tumult in financial markets
Definition confusion or disorder — often noisy
  • There is tumult in Tijuana as drug cartels fight for control.
tumult = confusion or disorder
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • tumultuous years of his youth
  • Afghanistan's tumultuous history.
  • Yesterday was a very tumultuous day, and we're still all wound up.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
  • Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
  • He paused in the tumult, standing, looking beyond them and down the unfriendly side of the mountain to the great patch where they had found dead wood.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • tumult = disorderly situation
  • The pity for Jonathan, the horror which he experienced, the whole fearful mystery of his diary, and the fear that has been brooding over me ever since, all came in a tumult.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • tumult = confusing event
  • Here the glacier spills abruptly over the edge of a high plateau, dropping seaward through a gap between two mountains in a phantasmagoria of shattered ice. As I stared at the tumult from a mile away, for the first time since leaving Colorado, I was truly afraid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • tumult = disorderly situation
  • The waiting backcloth jumped into tumultuous life and the meeting was stopped.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • tumultuous = turbulent (confused or disordered)
  • His thoughts had rushed through his head so tumultuously that perhaps he hadn't got them down in order clearly and sanely.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
tumultuously = turbulently (with confusion and disorder)

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