(Tu*mul`tu*a"tion) n. [L. tumultuatio.] Irregular or disorderly movement; commotion; as,
the tumultuation of the parts of a fluid. [Obs.] Boyle.
(Tu*mul"tu*ous) a. [L. tumultuosus: cf. F. tumultueux.]
1. Full of tumult; characterized by tumult; disorderly; turbulent.
The flight became wild and tumultuous.Macaulay.
2. Conducted with disorder; noisy; confused; boisterous; disorderly; as, a tumultuous assembly or meeting.
3. Agitated, as with conflicting passions; disturbed.
His dire attempt, which, nigh the birthMilton.
Now rolling, boils in his tumultuous breast.
4. Turbulent; violent; as, a tumultuous speech.
Syn. Disorderly; irregular; noisy; confused; turbulent; violent; agitated; disturbed; boisterous; lawless; riotous; seditious.
Tu*mul"tu*ous*ly, adv. Tu*mul"tu*ous*ness, n.
(||Tu"mu*lus) n.; pl. Tumuli [L., a mound, a sepulchral mound, probably from tumere to swell.
Cf. Tumid.] An artificial hillock, especially one raised over a grave, particularly over the graves of
persons buried in ancient times; a barrow.
(Tun) n. [AS. tunne. See Ton a weight.]
1. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a
2. (Brewing) A fermenting vat.
3. A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In
different countries, the tun differs in quantity.
4. (Com.) A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton. [R.]
5. An indefinite large quantity. Shak.
A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ.Dryden.
6. A drunkard; so called humorously, or in contempt.
7. (Zoöl.) Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; called also tun-shell.
(Tun), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tunned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tunning.] To put into tuns, or casks. Boyle.
(Tu"na) n. (Bot.) The Opuntia Tuna. See Prickly pear, under Prickly.
(Tu"na), n. [Cf. Tunny.] (Zoöl.) (a) The tunny. (b) The bonito, 2.
(Tun"a*ble) a. Capable of being tuned, or made harmonious; hence, harmonious; musical; tuneful.
Tun"a*ble*ness, n. Tun"a*bly, adv.
And tunable as sylvan pipe or song.Milton.
(Tun"-bel`lied) a. Having a large, protuberant belly, or one shaped like a tun; pot-bellied.