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"tumult" in British English

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tumultnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈtʃuː.mʌlt/ us /ˈtuː.mʌlt/ 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.

(Definition of “tumult” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tumult" in American English

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tumultnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈtu·mʌlt/

noise and excitement, or a state of confusion, change, or uncertainty:

[ U ] mental tumult
[ U ] The garden sits amid the tumult of downtown Vancouver.
tumultuous
adjective us /tʊˈmʌl·tʃu·əs/

The honoree received tumultuous applause.

(Definition of “tumult” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)