from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Noise suggestive of tumult.


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  • Paleness sits on every face; confused tremor and fremescence; waxing into thunder-peals, of Fury stirred on by Fear.

    The French Revolution

  • Egged on by fremescence around the globe, decisions aimed at reducing international trade will have, as they did in the 1930s, counterproductive results.

    Charlottesville Blogs


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  • A murmur unnoticed before

    Now hubbub that’s hard to ignore.

    A growing fremescence,

    A kind of tumescence,

    That swells to a mighty uproar.

    November 2, 2017

  • JM listens to the increasing fremescence leading up to the election

    March 1, 2009

  • The grumbling sound of an unhappy mob of people. (From Grandiloquent Dictionary)

    June 6, 2008