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Definition of Tumult


  1. The commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.
  2. Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements.
  3. Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
  4. To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.

Tumult Quotations

When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.
Madeleine M. Kunin

Heavenly Father has given a simple pattern for us to receive the Holy Ghost not once but continually in the tumult of our daily lives. The pattern is repeated in the sacramental prayer: We promise that we will always remember the Savior. We promise to take His name upon us. We promise to keep His commandments.
Henry B. Eyring

A week of sweeping fogs has passed over and given me a strange sense of exile and desolation. I walk round the island nearly every day, yet I can see nothing anywhere but a mass of wet rock, a strip of surf, and then a tumult of waves.
John Millington Synge

Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.
Georges Bataille

The ant world is a tumult, a noisy world of pheromones being passed back and forth.
E. O. Wilson
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Tumult Translations

tumult in Afrikaans is lawaai
tumult in Dutch is herrie, rel, roerigheid, getier
tumult in Finnish is mellakka
tumult in Latin is tumultus
tumult in Spanish is tumulto
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