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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 disorderly noise
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The performance was followed by tumultuous applause.
  • tumultuous = loud and unrestrained
  • I couldn't hear her over the tumult.
  • tumult = loud disorderly noise
  • The teams walked onto the field to tumultuous applause.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • tumultuous = loud and unrestrained
  • A tumult of conversation rose behind him.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • tumult = loud and disorderly
  • The upraised hand of Mr. Justice Wargrave calmed the tumult.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • tumult = noise and disorder
  • Then, amid tumultuous applause, out walked Gordie Howe, one of the legends of the game.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • tumultuous = loud and unrestrained
  • Frankenstein, who was dozing, awoke and asked the cause of the tumult.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • tumult = disorderly noise
  • Then an unmistakable voice rose above the tumult and there was immediate silence.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • tumult = noise from a disorderly event
  • Lina clutched the edge of the clock tower as if the tumult below might cause her to fall.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
tumult = noise and disorder

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2  —as in:
tumult in financial markets
Definition confusion or disorder — often noisy
  • There was tumult in Tijuana as drug cartels fought for control.
tumult = confusion or disorder
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I was lucky to survive the tumultuous years of my youth.
  • tumultuous = turbulent (with confusion and disorder)
  • She's writing a book of Afghanistan's tumultuous history.
  • tumultuous = turbulent (with confusion and disorder)
  • Presently the tumult died down.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • tumult = disorderly situation
  • The physical fight between them is over, replaced by a raging tumult within Lale.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • tumult = state of confusion and disorder
  • 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)
  • He discerned fright in that tumult.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • tumult = confusion and disorder
  • Here, things were obviously in a bit of a tumult.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • tumult = disorderly situation
  • They did not appear rich, but they were contented and happy; their feelings were serene and peaceful, while mine became every day more tumultuous.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • tumultuous = turbulent (confused or disordered)
  • Man created it as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
tumultuous = turbulent (disorderly)

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