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But the rest of his speech was lost in the storm and tumult of clapping hands and cheering voices.

:?: I think it should be "of " instead of "and" here, right? Pls.
 

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But the rest of his speech was lost in the storm and tumult of clapping hands and cheering voices.

:?: I think it should be "of " instead of "and" here, right? Pls.

The writer is saying that the clapping hands and cheering voices caused both a storm and a tumult. In those (storm and tumult), the rest of his speech was lost.
 

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I'm so careless in reading. Thanks!
 
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