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tumult
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
couldn't hear over the tumult
Definition
loud noise — usually created by an unrestrained crowd or some kind of confusion
  • 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.
    p. 135.7
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.
    p. 126.2
tumultuous = loud and disorderly
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2  —1 use as in:
tumult in financial markets
Definition
confusion or disorder — often noisy
  • Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene.
    p. 53.5
tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
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