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tumult
used in Things Fall Apart

2 meanings, 6 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
  • Then an unmistakable voice rose above the tumult and there was immediate silence.
    p. 189.7
tumult = noise from a disorderly event
  • But before this quiet and final rite, the tumult increased tenfold.
    p. 123.3
tumult = noise from a disorderly event
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2  —4 uses as in:
tumult in financial markets
Definition
confusion or disorder — often noisy
  • He discerned fright in that tumult.
    p. 205.7
tumult = confusion and disorder
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Whenever one of these ancient men appeared in the crowd to dance unsteadily the funeral steps of the tribe, younger men gave way and the tumult subsided.
    p. 122.9
  • tumult = confusion or disorder
  • The waiting backcloth jumped into tumultuous life and the meeting was stopped.
    p. 205.1
  • tumultuous = turbulent (confused and disordered)
  • They had broken into tumult instead of action.
    p. 205.6
tumult = confusion and disorder
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