Definitions for commotionkəˈmoʊ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mo•tionkəˈmoʊ ʃən(n.)

  1. violent or tumultuous action or activity; agitation; noisy disturbance.

  2. political or social disturbance or upheaval.

Origin of commotion:

1520–30; < L commōtiō <commovēre (see commove )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle(noun)

    a disorderly outburst or tumult

    "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

  2. commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult(noun)

    the act of making a noisy disturbance

  3. whirl, commotion(noun)

    confused movement

    "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"


  1. commotion(Noun)

    A state of turbulent motion.

  2. commotion(Noun)

    An agitated disturbance or a hubbub.

  3. commotion(Noun)

    sexual excitement

  4. Origin: From commotionem, accusative singular of commotio, from commotus, perfect passive participle of commoveo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commotion(noun)

    disturbed or violent motion; agitation

  2. Commotion(noun)

    a popular tumult; public disturbance; riot

  3. Commotion(noun)

    agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement

Translations for commotion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a) confused, noisy uproar

He was woken by a commotion in the street.

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