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Noun: commotion  ku'mow-shun
  1. A disorderly outburst or tumult
    "they were amazed by the furious commotion they had caused";
    - disturbance, disruption, flutter, hurly burly, to-do [informal], hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], kerfuffle [Brit, informal], carry-on [Brit, informal], song and dance [Brit, informal]
     
  2. A noisy disturbance
    - ruction, ruckus [informal], rumpus [informal], tumult, bunfight [Brit, informal], bun-fight [Brit, informal]
     
  3. Confused movement
    "a commotion of people fought for the exits";
    - whirl

Derived forms: commotions

See also: bother, fuss, hassle [informal], shindy [informal], stink [informal], trouble

Type of: disorder, disturbance, motion, movement

Encyclopedia: Commotion