din


din
din n Din, uproar, pandemonium, hullabaloo, babel, hubbub, clamor, racket mean a disturbing or confusing welter of sounds or a scene or situation marked by such a welter of sounds.
Din emphasizes the distress suffered by the ears and the completely distracting effect of the noise as a whole; it often suggests prolonged and deafening clangor or insistent ear-splitting metallic sounds
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the din of a machine shop

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escape the din of heavy traffic

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the din of a New Year's Eve party

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think you a little din can daunt mine ears? . . . Have I not heard great ordnance in the field, and heaven's artillery thunder in the skies?— Shak.

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the general had forbidden the tolling of funeral bells so that the incessant mournful din might not pound perpetually at our ears— Kenneth Roberts

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Uproar and pandemonium both imply tumult or wild disorder, typically of a crowd of persons but often among wild animals or in the elements; when the reference is to men, uproar usually suggests the sound of a multitude vociferously, sometimes riotously, protesting, arguing, or defying and pandemonium, the din produced when a group or crowd usually under discipline breaks bounds and runs riot or becomes uncontrollably boisterous
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often throw the parliamentary debates into an uproarBlanshard

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pandemonium followed the announcement of the armistice

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draw not the sword; 'twould make an uproar, Duke, you would not hear the end of— Keats

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the modern parent . . . does not want a fictitious Sabbath calm while he is watching, succeeded by pandemonium as soon as he turns his back— Russell

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Hullabaloo is often interchangeable with din or uproar especially in a construction following make, but it seldom carries the suggestions of piercing, earsplitting noise or of vociferation and turmoil which are respectively so strong in din and uproar. When it refers to a welter of sounds, it suggests great excitement and an interruption of peace or quiet
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the hullabaloo made by hunters and hounds in the chase

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the children are making a great hullabaloo at their party

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When it refers to a situation, it suggests a storm of protest, an outburst of passion or wrath, or a torrent of comment or sensational gossip
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the current political hullabalooNew Republic

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the project was not again brought before the public until the hullabaloo about it had died down

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the music stopped and the familiar hullabaloo was reestablished in the room— Stafford

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Babel stresses the confusion of sounds that results from a mingling of languages and vocal qualities and the seeming meaningless or purposeless quality of the sound
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young and old, fat and thin, all laughed and shouted in a babel of tongues— Bambrick

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must we fall into the jabber and babel of discord— Sir Winston Churchill

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Hubbub denotes the confusing mixture of sounds characteristic of activities and business; it implies incessant movement or bustle rather than turmoil
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a sound heard above the hubbub of the city streets

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strollers on the common could hear, at certain hours, a hubbub of voices and racing footsteps from within the boundary wall— Shaw

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Clamor and racket, like din, stress the psychological effect of noises more than their character or origin. They usually imply annoyance or disturbance rather than distress and distraction and are applicable to any combination of sounds or any scene that strikes one as excessively or inordinately noisy
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the clamor was such that votes could not be taken until at last the shouting subsided— W. P. Webb

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the crow began to shriek .... In a few seconds the clamor had attracted the attention of a bevy of wild crows— Kipling

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we wanted quiet, not racketSteele

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something like forty feet of chain and wire rope, mixed up with a few heavy iron blocks, had crashed down from aloft on the poop with a terrifying racketConrad

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Analogous words: clamorousness, stridency, boisterousness, blatancy (see corresponding adjectives at VOCIFEROUS): clash, percussion (see IMPACT)
Antonyms: quiet

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