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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: tumulte, from Latin tumultus

tumult

noun
     
tu‧mult [uncountable and countable] formal
1 a confused, noisy, and excited situation, often caused by a large crowd [= turmoil]:
I could simply not be heard in the tumult.
in tumult
The whole country is in tumult.
2 a state of mental confusion caused by strong emotions such as anger, sadness etc [= turmoil]

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