tu·mult (tmŭlt′, ty-)
1. A great noise, as of a crowd: had to shout over the tumult in the cafeteria.
2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance: "shops at this hour ... the scene of mercantile tumult" (Nicholas Clapp).
3. A state of 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.]
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