V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: a loud noise or commotion
Synonyms: uproar, commotion, din, confusion, disturbance, noise, racket
Antonyms: quiet, calm, peace
Tips: Tumult is derived from the Old French tumulte, which means "commotion." Tumult is often used to refer to a loud commotion, confusion, or disturbance. The related adjective tumultuous describes a state of unrest and disorder.
I could barely hear my friend's voice over the tumult of the blaring music. (noise, racket)
The tumult from the angry, screaming protesters could be heard for blocks. (commotion, din, noise)
The country was in tumult after the uprising of its people. (state of confusion)
Following her divorce, Monica had several tumultuous years where she wasn't sure she would ever be normal again. (disorderly, confused) adjective
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