- IPA: /ˈtjuː.mʌlt/, /ˈtʃuː.mʌlt/, /ˈtuː.mʌlt/, /ˈtʌməlt/
tumult (plural tumults)
- 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.
- Violent commotion or agitation, often with confusion of sounds.
- the tumult of the elements
- the tumult of the spirits or passions
- A riot or uprising.
- French: barouf, baroufe
- German: Tumult
- Italian: tumulto
- Portuguese: tumulto, clamor
- Spanish: clamor, bullicio, alboroto
tumult (tumults, present participle tumulting; past and past participle tumulted)
- (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.