Top Definition
1.
violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar: The tumult reached its height during the premier's speech.
2.
a general outbreak, riot, uprising, or other disorder: The tumult moved toward the embassy.
3.
highly distressing agitation of mind or feeling; turbulent mental or emotional disturbance: His placid facade failed to conceal the tumult of his mind.
Origin:

1375–1425; late Middle English tumult ( e ) < Latin tumultus an uproar, akin to tumēre to swell

Synonyms

1. disorder, turbulence. See ado. 2. revolt, revolution, mutiny. 3. excitement, perturbation.
Tumult is Crowds, from 1375-1425 and stuff
by Perry Toastman May 08, 2014

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