Definition of Tumult

1. Noun. A state of commotion and noise and confusion.

Exact synonyms: Garboil, Tumultuousness, Uproar
Generic synonyms: Commotion, Disruption, Disturbance, Flutter, Hoo-ha, Hoo-hah, Hurly Burly, Kerfuffle, To-do
Specialized synonyms: Combustion
Derivative terms: Tumultuous, Tumultuous, Uproarious



2. Noun. Violent agitation.
Exact synonyms: Turmoil
Generic synonyms: Agitation

3. Noun. The act of making a noisy disturbance.
Exact synonyms: Commotion, Din, Ruckus, Ruction, Rumpus
Generic synonyms: Disturbance
Specialized synonyms: Ado, Bustle, Flurry, Fuss, Hustle, Stir
Derivative terms: Rumpus

Definition of Tumult

1. v. i. To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

Definition of Tumult

1. Noun. The noise as made by a crowd. ¹

2. Noun. A riot or uprising. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To make a tumult; to be in great commotion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tumult

1. a great din and commotion [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tumult

tumplines
tumps
tumpy
tums
tumshie
tumshies
tumtums
tumular
tumulary
tumuli
tumulose
tumulosities
tumulosity
tumulous
tumult (current term)
tumulted
tumulting
tumults
tumultuarily
tumultuariness
tumultuary
tumultuation
tumultuations
tumultuos
tumultuous
tumultuous disturbance
tumultuously
tumultuousness
tumultus cordis

Literary usage of Tumult

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1851)
"tumult and Calmness—The Finnan of Duke Eric—The Elector Mid Spalatin—The ... whence he would never come forth but to mount the scaffold : an immense tumult ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... and tumult rose supreme. As when from some great mountain's lofty head The Wielder of the thunder moves a cloud, Straight every promontory and peak and ..."

3. Among the Isles of Shoals by Celia Thaxter (1873)
"But, when one could see at all, the gulls were always soaring, in the wildest tumult, and the stormy petrels half flying, half swimming in the hollows of ..."

4. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The tumult was appeased by this easy condescension ; and the two emperors, as soon as they had been peaceably acknowledged in Rome, prepared to defend Italy ..."

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