Etymology
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tumult (n.)

late 14c., from Old French tumult (12c.), from Latin tumultus "commotion, bustle, uproar, disorder, disturbance," related to tumere "to be excited, swell" (from PIE root *teue- "to swell").

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Definitions of tumult

tumult (n.)
a state of commotion and noise and confusion;
Synonyms: tumultuousness / uproar / garboil
tumult (n.)
violent agitation;
Synonyms: turmoil
tumult (n.)
the act of making a noisy disturbance;
Synonyms: commotion / din / ruction / ruckus / rumpus
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