[uhp-rawr, -rohr]
a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude; turmoil.
an instance of this.

1520–30; < Dutch oproer revolt, tumult, translation of German Aufruhr; sense and spelling influenced by roar

1. tumult, turbulence, commotion, hubbub, furor. See disorder. 2. clamor.
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uproar (ˈʌpˌrɔː)
a commotion or disturbance characterized by loud noise and confusion; turmoil

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1526, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of Ger. Aufruhr or Du. oproer "tumult, riot," lit. "a stirring up," in Ger. and Du. Bibles (cf. Acts xxi:38), "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," from Ger. auf (M.Du. op) "up" + ruhr (M.Du. roer) "a stirring, motion," related to O.E.
hreran "to move, stir, shake." Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1544, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar. First record of uproarious is from 1819.
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