(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.

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 birth
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 wine cask.

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.

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.

(Tun"-bel`lied) a. Having a large, protuberant belly, or one shaped like a tun; pot-bellied.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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