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Definition of tumult:

  1. Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
  2. The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly- burly; noisy confusion.
  3. To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.
  4. Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements.

Synonyms:

insurrection, hoo-ha, fray, row, turmoil, insubordination, disruption, rebellion, cacophony, brawl, donnybrook, stir, brouhaha, agitation, whirl, upheaval, mutiny, ruction, ruckus, sedition, flap, noise, Babel, convulsion, garboil, affray, to-do, upset, broil, blaring, hoo-hah, rumpus, rumble, fracas, turbulence, lather, fluster, dither, attack, calm, flutter, free-for-all, helter-skelter, revolt, hurly burly, din, katzenjammer, riot, disturbance, excitement, stew, kerfuffle, order, Pandemonium, uproar, tumultuousness, hullabaloo, revolution, commotion, melee.

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