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TUMULT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tumult mean? 

TUMULT (noun)
  The noun TUMULT has 3 senses:

1. a state of commotion and noise and confusion
2. violent agitation
3. the act of making a noisy disturbance

  Familiarity information: TUMULT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TUMULT (noun)


Sense 1tumult [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of commotion and noise and confusion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

garboil; tumult; tumultuousness; uproar

Hypernyms ("tumult" is a kind of...):

commotion; disruption; disturbance; flutter; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; hurly burly; kerfuffle; to-do (a disorderly outburst or tumult)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tumult"):

combustion (a state of violent disturbance and excitement)


Sense 2tumult [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Violent agitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

turmoil; tumult

Hypernyms ("tumult" is a kind of...):

agitation (the feeling of being agitated; not calm)


Sense 3tumult [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making a noisy disturbance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ruckus; ruction; rumpus; commotion; din; tumult

Hypernyms ("tumult" is a kind of...):

disturbance (the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tumult"):

ado; bustle; flurry; fuss; hustle; stir (a rapid active commotion)


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