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tu·mult  (tmlt, ty-)
1. The din and commotion of a great crowd.
a. A disorderly commotion or disturbance.
b. A tempestuous uprising; a riot.
3. Agitation of the mind or emotions: I spend much time in a tumult of anger and disbelief (Scott Turow).

[Middle English tumulte, from Latin tumultus.]

tumult  /tmlt/  n. [U] 1 the noise made by an excited crowd: The tumult from the angry mob was frightening. 2 a commotion, including confusion of the mind: He was threatened with death, and it caused a tumult in his head. -adj. tumultuous /tmltus, t/. tumult

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