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Definition of Riot

Riot

  1. Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
  2. Excessive and exxpensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry.
  3. The tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by an unlawful assembly of three or more persons in the execution of some private object.
  4. To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
  5. To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
  6. To spend or pass in riot.

Riot Quotations

A riot is the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The riot isn't seen in the movie, but it is alluded to. He has this one speech that gives a great sense of texture and paints a picture of what was happening in Harlem then.
Debbie Allen

I found myself in the middle of a race riot when I was about 14 years old, and I found someone pointing a gun at me and telling me to run or they'd shoot me.
Tracy Chapman

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
William Penn

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.
Audre Lorde
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Riot Translations

riot in Afrikaans is lawaai
riot in Dutch is herrie, rel, roerigheid, getier
riot in Finnish is mellakka
riot in German is Volksaufruhr {m}, Ausschreitung {f}, Aufruhr {m}
riot in Italian is rivolta
riot in Latin is tumultus
riot in Portuguese is motim
riot in Spanish is alboroto, disturbio
riot in Swedish is upplopp
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