tumultuous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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uk   /tjuːˈmʌl.tjʊəs/  us   /tuː-/ formal
very ​loud, or ​full of ​confusion, ​change, or uncertainty: The ​formerpresidentappeared to tumultuous applause and a ​standingovation. After the tumultuous ​events of 1990, ​Europe was ​completelytransformed.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of tumultuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tumultuous”
in Chinese (Simplified) 吵闹的,喧哗的, 骚乱的,混乱的…
in Turkish gürültülü, patırtılı…
in Russian бурный, шумный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吵鬧的,喧嘩的, 騷亂的,混亂的…
in Polish gromki, burzliwy…
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