Origin of pandemonium
Synonyms for pandemonium
Examples from the Web for pandemonic
Historical Examples of pandemonic
The "game" was considered ended when the shrieks of the victims were sufficiently loud to overtone the pandemonic music.The Hansa Towns
Word Origin for pandemonium
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.