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From Latin tumulōsus (full of hills or hillocks, hilly), tumulus (mound, hill, hillock) +‎ -ōsus, from tumeō (I swell).


tumulous (comparative more tumulous, superlative most tumulous)

  1. Full of small hills or mounds; hilly; tumulose.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tumulous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)