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[n] the act of making a noisy disturbance
[n] violent agitation
[n] a state of commotion and noise and confusion

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\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. 1
4. 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.
\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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