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tumult

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈtjuː.mʌlt/ us    /ˈtuː-/ formal
a loud noise, especially that produced by an excited crowd, or a state of confusion, change, or uncertainty: You couldn't hear her speak over the tumult from the screaming fans. From every direction, people were running and shouting and falling over each other in a tumult of confusion. The financial markets are in tumult.
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