turbulent

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɜːrbjʊlənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɝbjələnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tûrbyə lənt)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tur•bu•lent /ˈtɜrbyələnt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. being in a state of confusion, disorder, or tumult:turbulent times during the civil war; the turbulent sixties.
  2. characterized by turbulence:turbulent waters.
tur•bu•lent•ly, adv. See -turb-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tur•bu•lent  (tûrbyə lənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. being in a state of agitation or tumult;
    disturbed:turbulent feelings or emotions.
  2. characterized by, or showing disturbance, disorder, etc.:the turbulent years.
  3. given to acts of violence and aggression:the turbulent young soldiers.
turbu•lent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin turbulentus restless, equivalent. to turb(a) turmoil + -ulentus -ulent
  • 1530–40
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged agitated, tumultuous, violent, tempestuous, disordered.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
turbulent /ˈtɜːbjʊlənt/ adj
  1. being in a state of turbulence
  2. wild or insubordinate; unruly
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin turbulentus, from turba confusion

ˈturbulently adv
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