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Tumult


TU'MULT, noun [Latin 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 Samuel 4:14.

Till in loud tumult all the Greeks arose.

2. Violent commotion or agitation with confusion of sounds; as the tumult of the elements.

3. Agitation; high excitement; irregular or confused motion; as the tumult of the spirits or passions.

4. Bustle; stir.

TU'MULT, verb intransitive To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.