Commotion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈmoʊʃn|  American pronunciation of the word commotion
Brit.  |kəˈməʊʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word commotion
- a disorderly outburst or tumult (syn: disruption, disturbance, flutter, to- do)
- the act of making a noisy disturbance (syn: din, ruction, rumpus, tumult)
- confused movement (syn: whirl)
a commotion of people fought for the exits

Examples

There was a sudden commotion when the actress entered the restaurant.

...the commotion created when the nation's top rock band arrived in town...

He became once more engaged in the political commotions of the day.

They heard a commotion downstairs.

Everyone looked to see what was causing the commotion.

a commotion of people fought for the exits

...with the commotion on the dance floor as a covering, we were able to slip out undetected...

Word forms

noun
singular: commotion
plural: commotions
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