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English Dictionary: tumult by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
tumult
n
  1. a state of commotion and noise and confusion [syn: tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil]
  2. violent agitation
    Synonym(s): tumult, turmoil
  3. the act of making a noisy disturbance
    Synonym(s): commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tumult \Tu"mult\, n. [L. tumultus; probably akin to Skr. tumula
      noise, noisy, and perhaps to L. tumere to swell, E. tumid:
      cf. F. tumulte.]
      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. --Addison.
  
      3. Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement;
            as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
  
      Syn: Uproar; ferment; disturbance; turbulence; disorder;
               confusion; noise; bluster; hubbub; bustle; stir; brawl;
               riot.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tumult \Tu"mult\, v. i.
      To make a tumult; to be in great commotion. [Obs.]
  
               Importuning and tumulting even to the fear of a revolt.
                                                                              --Milton.
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