• IPA: /ˈtjuː.mʌlt/, /ˈtʃuː.mʌlt/, /ˈtuː.mʌlt/, /ˈtʌməlt/

tumult (plural tumults)

  1. Confused, agitated noise as made by a crowd.
    • 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book III”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume I, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
      Till in loud tumult all the Greeks arose.
  2. Violent commotion or agitation, often with confusion of sounds.
    the tumult of the elements
    the tumult of the spirits or passions
  3. A riot or uprising.
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tumult (tumults, present participle tumulting; past and past participle tumulted)

  1. (obsolete) To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.
    • 1644, John Milton, The Doctrine or Discipline of Divorce:
      Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt.

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