Definition of pandemonium in English:

pandemonium

noun

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

    ‘there was complete pandemonium—everyone just panicked’
    • ‘We were all jumping up and down already, so once he got there, it was complete pandemonium.’
    • ‘How appalling for people living and running businesses beside this noise, mess and pandemonium.’
    • ‘On the collective level, poison gas created confusion and pandemonium.’
    • ‘And from there it was pandemonium, it was hard to see what happened.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The chaos beset domestic flights and hotel bookings as well, with resorts in the Red Sea and Aswan expecting pandemonium.’
    • ‘It has become a macabre ritual here: the bombs go off, pandemonium, followed by investigation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was complete pandemonium in the Peterson household the week before the wedding.’
    • ‘There was pandemonium at the docks as people tried to get out by boat, but the North Vietnamese were just across the river.’
    • ‘There would be political pandemonium if it were actually proposed, however.’
    • ‘They're just there to add to the general sense of pandemonium.’
    • ‘Through all the noise, commotion and apparent pandemonium, there was heavy and effective policing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was a lot of screaming, panic and pandemonium.’
    • ‘The pandemonium that erupted around the university track in the aftermath of Bannister's run may have also contributed to undermine the rules.’
    • ‘I knew that a lack of heir undoubtedly lead to pandemonium and anarchy.’
    • ‘Let me tell you about the non-stop insanity, the constant chaos, the perpetual pandemonium.’
    • ‘In the strange pandemonium that has always bedevilled Sudanese politics, even weirder things have happened.’
    turmoil, disorder, confusion, chaos, commotion, disturbance, tumult, turbulence, mayhem, havoc, bedlam, all hell broken loose
    bedlam, chaos, mayhem, uproar, madness, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, confusion, disorder, anarchy, furore, frenzy, clamour, din, hubbub, hue and cry, babel, rumpus, fracas, hurly-burly, maelstrom
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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/