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Definition of tumult noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈtʌməlt//
    [uncountable, countable, usually singular] (formal)
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  1. 1a confused situation in which there is usually a lot of noise and excitement, often involving large numbers of people the tumult of war A tumult of shouting and screaming came from within the house. They waited for the tumult to die down.
  2. 2a state in which your thoughts or feelings are confused a troubled mind in tumult He was shaken by the tumult of his feelings.
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