[too-myuh-luh s, tyoo-]
Also tu·mu·lose [too-myuh-lohs, tyoo-] /ˈtu myəˌloʊs, ˈtyu-/.

Origin of tumulous

1820–30; < Latin tumulōsus, equivalent to tumul(us) tumulus + -ōsus -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for tumulose


tumulous (ˈtjuːmjʊləs)

  1. abounding in small hills or mounds
  2. being or resembling a mound
Derived Formstumulosity (ˌtjuːmjʊˈlɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for tumulose

C18: from Latin tumulōsus, from tumulus a hillock
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Word Origin and History for tumulose



1727, from Latin tumulosus, from tumulus (see tumulus).

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