Meaning of tumultuous

tu•mul•tu•ous

Pronunciation: (t-mul'ch-us, ty-), [key]
— adj.
  1. full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar: a tumultuous celebration.
  2. raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy: a tumultuous crowd of students.
  3. highly agitated, as the mind or emotions; distraught; turbulent.
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