Tumult

Definition of Tumult

Tu´mult
n.1.The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.
What meaneth the noise of this tumult ?
- 1 Sam. iv. 14.
Till in loud tumult all the Greeks arose.
- Pope.
2.Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements.
3.Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
v. i.1.To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.
Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt.
- Milton.

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