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tumultuous

adjective uk   /tjuːˈmʌl.tjʊəs/  us   /tuː-/ formal
very loud, or full of confusion, change, or uncertainty: Dame Joan appeared to tumultuous applause and a standing ovation. After the tumultuous events of 1990, Europe was completely transformed.
tumultuously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “tumultuous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 吵鬧的,喧嘩的, 騷亂的,混亂的…
in Russian бурный, шумный…
in Turkish gürültülü, patırtılı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吵闹的,喧哗的, 骚乱的,混乱的…
in Polish gromki, burzliwy…
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