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Etymology

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Calque of Dutch oproer or German Aufruhr.[1] Possibly influenced by roar.

Pronunciation

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʌpɹɔː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʌpɹɔːɹ/
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Noun

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uproar (countable and uncountable, plural uproars)

  1. Tumultuous, noisy excitement. [from 1520s]
  2. Loud, confused noise, especially when coming from several sources.
  3. A loud protest, controversy, or outrage.

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Verb

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uproar (third-person singular simple present uproars, present participle uproaring, simple past and past participle uproared)

  1. (transitive) To throw into uproar or confusion.
    • c. 1606 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      [] had I power, I should
      Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,
      Uproar the universal peace, confound
      All unity on earth.
  2. (intransitive) To make an uproar.
    • 1661, William Caton, The Abridgment of Eusebius Pamphilius’s Ecclesiastical History[1], London: Francis Holden, published 1698, Part II, page 110, note:
      [] through their Tumultuous Uproaring have they caused the peaceable and harmless to suffer []
    • 1824, “Chapter 8”, in Thomas Carlyle, transl., Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship and Travels[2], book 4, New York: A.L. Burt, translation of original by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published 1839, pages 210–211:
      [] the landlady entering at this very time with news that his wife had been delivered of a dead child, he yielded to the most furious ebullitions; while, in accordance with him, all howled and shrieked, and bellowed and uproared, with double vigor.
    • 1828, Robert Montgomery, The Omnipresence of the Deity[3], London: Samuel Maunder, Part II, page 56:
      When red-mouth’d cannons to the clouds uproar,
      And gasping hosts sleep shrouded in their gore,
    • 1829, Mason Locke Weems, “Chapter 12”, in The Life of General Francis Marion[4], Philadelphia: Joseph Allen, page 106:
      Officers, as well as men, now mingle in the uproaring strife, and snatching the weapons of the slain, swell the horrid carnage.

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References

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “uproar”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.