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Below you will find the definition of pandemonium, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a state of extreme confusion and disorder
EXAMPLES - Pandemonium in a Sentence
- More pandemonium is expected now that Nebraska has returned. (source)
- He said "pandemonium" broke out when the 30 second bursts ended. (source)
- Colorado is "pandemonium," says Denver-based pollster Floyd Ciruli. (source)
- So what do you do when you arrive and you see this kind of pandemonium? (source)
- Witnesses at the scene described "pandemonium" immediately after the attack. (source)
- One parent, who asked not to be named, described the scenes as "pandemonium". (source)
- Outside the tent, the racket exploded into the uproar of practiced pandemonium. (source)
- Crews arrived to scenes of "pandemonium" with flames reaching 30ft into the sky. (source)
- By the mid-sixteenth century, Bethlem had become Bedlam, a byword for pandemonium. (source)
- In everyday usage, "pandemonium" refers to a noisy place, full of disarray and confusion. (source)
- It's kind of pandemonium, though, just because we don't know what the heck happened there. (source)
- Those on site as describing it as "pandemonium" and there may be video coming of the chaos. (source)
- Massachusetts, is still enthusing on the telephone as she recalls the pandemonium at Cannes. (source)
- "There was a huge blast and there was complete pandemonium," a witness told private GEO TV news. (source)
- To say that pandemonium ensued is to feel how limited is the load-bearing capacity of mere words. (source)
- This beautiful, organic pandemonium again puts us in touch with the creative origins of Jewish prayer. (source)
- RECENT work on a controversial crossing in South Wootton caused "pandemonium" for drivers and residents. (source)
- Conditions at the hospital were poor and Bedlam had entered the English language as a byword for pandemonium. (source)
- A short, roughly constructed wooden wall held back all the people, confining the pandemonium to half the room. (source)
- He made the natural-looking play of a high club, and pandemonium broke out because Sontag could make the contract. (source)
- "pandemonium", Mr Mampuru said, and "the situation is so nasty that SAPOHR is calling on monitoring groups to investigate". (source)
- A passerby describes a scene of 'pandemonium' at Thursday's fatal crash of a sport utility vehicle into an Alberta reservoir. (source)
- See it for the suspense, the masterful unraveling of a crime, but more, for the emotional pitch, the pandemonium of steeds gone wild. (source)
- What has been all but overlooked in the pandemonium is the catastrophic damage he is doing abroad to the prospects for the defence of the free world. (source)
- When it missed, Madison Square Garden erupted in pandemonium - as opposite a collective emotion as there could be from the way the crowd felt at halftime. (source)
- The Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign said shortly before 11am that there was "pandemonium" at the scene, and that 20 people were injured in the shooting. (source)
- A heart surgeon and father of six, he recalls the pandemonium of living with a large family, but he can't imagine raising so many children on a limited income. (source)
- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is in full swing, and one of Mazda's main contributions to the pandemonium is the Troy Lee Designs Mazda6. (source)
- With the growing corruption and bigotry, alongside the pandemonium of the various interpretations of Islamic principles, the discontent of the Muslims is reaching the brink. (source)
- No city was so beautiful, so luxurious, so safe, so well ordered for the comfort of living, and yet it needed only a month or two to make it a kind of pandemonium of savagery. (source)
- 'pandemonium' immediately after the attack The attack happened at Liberty roundabout, shown bottom right, as the players were on their way to Gaddaffi stadium, half a mile to the left (source)
- Presently, morality is sinking into oblivion deep into the Eastern Mediterranean and all that remains is some soggy, discarded flotsam bobbing up and down in a magnifying pandemonium of hysterical, biased tropism. (source)
- It's intern season here in Washington, and I've always been vaguely curious to see what kind of pandemonium might ensue if there was a fire at the dry cleaners, and all blue blazers disappeared from the District of Columbia. (source)
- The thinking seems to go that Brussels cannot afford to let Athens go to the wall at this point, so they would not want to see the kind of pandemonium which might break out if the markets cottoned on to a deficit of this magnitude. (source)
- During a brief cross-examination, defence lawyer Christopher Hicks called into question the value of the forensic analysis, suggesting as "pandemonium" broke out on Yonge Street during the gun battle, key evidence could have been disturbed. (source)
- Living species, including humans, are emergent properties of the 'pandemonium' of the body's semi-autonomous processes -- We are a complicity of the separately-evolved creatures in our bodies organized for their mutual benefit i.e. we are an organism. (source)
- Michael Burke, chief executive of the Fendi label, worried that Milan would repeat what he recalls as the "pandemonium" of Milan fashion week last September, when most prominent shows were crunched into three days to work around the Yom Kippur holiday. (source)
- But in the midst of the Jellyby pandemonium, which is in itself described with the same _abandon_ and irrelevance as the boarding-house of Mr.. Todgers or the travelling theatre of Mr. Crummles, the elder Dickens introduced another piece of pure truth and even tenderness. (source)
- CAFFERTY: In the wake of 9/11, there was a lot of focus on the idea that a chemical attack, a nuclear attack, in any one of America's large cities, could create the kind of pandemonium and chaos that might even be quite a bit larger than what we saw because of these two hurricanes. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "pandemonium" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 24 synonyms for pandemonium.
anarchy, babel, bedlam, bluster, brouhaha, chaos, clamor, clatter, confusion, din, hassle, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, jangle, noise, racket, riot, ruckus, rumpus, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, uproar
We have 6 antonyms for pandemonium.
calm, harmony, order, peace, quiet, silence
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of pandemonium from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A very noisy place: "The whole lobby was a perfect pandemonium, and the din was terrific” ( Jerome K. Jerome).
- (noun) Wild uproar or noise. See Synonyms at noise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A place where all demons live; Hell.
- (noun) Chaos; tumultuous or lawless violence.
- (noun) An outburst; loud, riotous uproar, especially of a crowd.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The great hall or council chamber of demons or evil spirits.
- (noun) An utterly lawless, riotous place or assemblage.
- (noun) A condition of unrestrained disorder and chaotic, riotous uproar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The abode of all the demons or evil spirits; hell: a name invented and used by Milton rather as a proper name than a general term.
- (noun) Hence Any lawless, disorderly, and noisy place or assemblage.
- (noun) A loud noise, as from pandemonium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a state of extreme confusion and disorder