Definition of pandemonium in US English:

pandemonium

noun

  • Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.

    ‘pandemonium broke out’
    • ‘It was complete pandemonium in the Peterson household the week before the wedding.’
    • ‘They're just there to add to the general sense of pandemonium.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And from there it was pandemonium, it was hard to see what happened.’
    • ‘The chaos beset domestic flights and hotel bookings as well, with resorts in the Red Sea and Aswan expecting pandemonium.’
    • ‘In the strange pandemonium that has always bedevilled Sudanese politics, even weirder things have happened.’
    • ‘I knew that a lack of heir undoubtedly lead to pandemonium and anarchy.’
    • ‘Through all the noise, commotion and apparent pandemonium, there was heavy and effective policing.’
    • ‘It has become a macabre ritual here: the bombs go off, pandemonium, followed by investigation.’
    • ‘There was pandemonium at the docks as people tried to get out by boat, but the North Vietnamese were just across the river.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Uproar and pandemonium followed, matched only by that of the previous week when Mr. Loy won twice.’
    • ‘There would be political pandemonium if it were actually proposed, however.’
    • ‘On the collective level, poison gas created confusion and pandemonium.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Clamor and outrage broke out and pandemonium reeked more havoc than anything else could.’
    • ‘Let me tell you about the non-stop insanity, the constant chaos, the perpetual pandemonium.’
    • ‘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 a lot of screaming, panic and pandemonium.’
    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

/ˌpandəˈmōnēəm//ˌpændəˈmoʊniəm/