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Meaning of tumult

tu•mult

Pronunciation: (t'mult, ty'-), [key]
— n.
  1. violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar: The tumult reached its height during the premier's speech.
  2. a general outbreak, riot, uprising, or other disorder: The tumult moved toward the embassy.
  3. highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling; turbulent mental or emotional disturbance: His placid facade failed to conceal the tumult of his mind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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