Definition of pandemonium in English:

pandemonium

noun

  • [mass noun] Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.

    ‘there was complete pandemonium—everyone just panicked’
    • ‘There would be political pandemonium if it were actually proposed, however.’
    • ‘The pandemonium that erupted around the university track in the aftermath of Bannister's run may have also contributed to undermine the rules.’
    • ‘There was pandemonium in the bar when the television was put off during the Armagh match but after some negotiation was quickly put back on again.’
    • ‘On the collective level, poison gas created confusion and pandemonium.’
    • ‘I knew that a lack of heir undoubtedly lead to pandemonium and anarchy.’
    • ‘In the strange pandemonium that has always bedevilled Sudanese politics, even weirder things have happened.’
    • ‘We were all jumping up and down already, so once he got there, it was complete pandemonium.’
    • ‘Let me tell you about the non-stop insanity, the constant chaos, the perpetual pandemonium.’
    • ‘Through all the noise, commotion and apparent pandemonium, there was heavy and effective policing.’
    • ‘How appalling for people living and running businesses beside this noise, mess and pandemonium.’
    • ‘It has become a macabre ritual here: the bombs go off, pandemonium, followed by investigation.’
    • ‘Clamor and outrage broke out and pandemonium reeked more havoc than anything else could.’
    • ‘Uproar and pandemonium followed, matched only by that of the previous week when Mr. Loy won twice.’
    • ‘It was complete pandemonium in the Peterson household the week before the wedding.’
    • ‘And from there it was pandemonium, it was hard to see what happened.’
    • ‘It has been pandemonium in Korea this past week, with normally-reserved people giving vent to joyful feelings in a way they probably never have.’
    • ‘There was pandemonium at the docks as people tried to get out by boat, but the North Vietnamese were just across the river.’
    • ‘They're just there to add to the general sense of pandemonium.’
    • ‘The chaos beset domestic flights and hotel bookings as well, with resorts in the Red Sea and Aswan expecting pandemonium.’
    • ‘There was a lot of screaming, panic and pandemonium.’
    turmoil, disorder, confusion, chaos, commotion, disturbance, tumult, turbulence, mayhem, havoc, bedlam, all hell broken loose
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Origin

Mid 17th century: modern Latin (denoting the place of all demons, in Milton's Paradise Lost), from pan- ‘all’ + Greek daimōn demon.

Pronunciation:

pandemonium

/ˌpandɪˈməʊnɪəm/