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uproar

[uhp-rawr, -rohr] /ˈʌpˌrɔr, -ˌroʊr/
noun
1.
a state of violent and noisy disturbance, as of a multitude; turmoil.
2.
an instance of this.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Dutch oproer revolt, tumult, translation of German Aufruhr; sense and spelling influenced by roar
Synonyms
1. tumult, turbulence, commotion, hubbub, furor. See disorder. 2. clamor.
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uproar

/ˈʌpˌrɔː/
noun
1.
a commotion or disturbance characterized by loud noise and confusion; turmoil
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uproar

n.

1520s, used by Tindale and later Coverdale as a loan-translation of German Aufruhr or Dutch oproer "tumult, riot," literally "a stirring up," in German and Dutch bibles (cf. Acts xxi:38), "outbreak of disorder, revolt, commotion," from German auf (Middle Dutch op) "up" + ruhr (Middle Dutch roer) "a stirring, motion," related to Old English hreran "to move, stir, shake" (see rare (adj.2)). Meaning "noisy shouting" is first recorded 1540s, probably by mistaken association with unrelated roar.

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