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Definition of tumultuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1very loud; involving strong feelings, especially feelings of approval tumultuous applause a tumultuous reception/welcome
  2. 2involving a lot of change and confusion and/or violence synonym tempestuous the tumultuous years of the Civil War It was a tumultuous time in her life.
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