Definition for TU'MULT

TU'MULT, n. [L. tumultus, a derivative from tumeo, to swell.]

  1. The commotion, disturbance, or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices. 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. Spectator.
  3. Agitation; high excitement; irregular or confused motion; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
  4. Bustle; stir.

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