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  3  definitions  found 
  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 
  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; 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  state  of  commotion  and  loud  confused  noise  [syn:  {tumultuousness}, 
  {uproar},  {garboil}] 
  2:  violent  agitation  [syn:  {turmoil}] 
  3:  the  act  of  making  a  noisy  disturbance  [syn:  {commotion},  {din}, 
  {ruction},  {ruckus},  {rumpus}] 

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