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Definitions of commotion

  1. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Disturbed or violent motion; agitation. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Violent agitation; as, a commotion of the waves; disorder; tumult. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A violent motion or moving: excited or tumultuous action, physical or mental: agitation: tumult. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Disturbance; agitation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A violent agitation; excitement; tumult. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Agitation; excitement; perturbation; disturbance; tumult; disorder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for commotion

  1. As the action of the tale is shortly to be set in motion again, we shall refer the cause of the commotion to the opening of the succeeding chapter. – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. And for him a great house was in commotion – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
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