- wild uproar or unrestrained disorder; tumult or chaos.
- a place or scene of riotous uproar or utter chaos.
- (often initial capital letter) the abode of all the demons.
Origin of pandemonium
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Examples from the Web for pandemonic
The "game" was considered ended when the shrieks of the victims were sufficiently loud to overtone the pandemonic music.The Hansa Towns
- wild confusion; uproar
- a place of uproar and chaos
Word Origin and History for pandemonic
1667, Pandæmonium, in "Paradise Lost" the name of the palace built in the middle of Hell, "the high capital of Satan and all his peers," coined by John Milton (1608-1674) from Greek pan- "all" (see pan-) + Late Latin daemonium "evil spirit," from Greek daimonion "inferior divine power," from daimon "lesser god" (see demon).
Transferred sense "place of uproar" is from 1779; that of "wild, lawless confusion" is from 1865. Related: Pandemoniac; pandemoniacal; pandemonian; pandemonic.