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com·mo·tion

 (kə-mō′shən)
n.
1. A condition of turbulent motion.
2.
a. An agitated disturbance; a hubbub: heard a commotion in the hall.
b. Civil disturbance or insurrection; disorder.

[Middle English commocioun, from Old French commotion, from Latin commōtiō, commōtiōn-, from commōtus, past participle of commovēre, to disturb : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + movēre, to move; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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commotion

(kəˈməʊʃən)
n
1. violent disturbance; upheaval
2. (Law) political insurrection; disorder
3. a confused noise; din
[C15: from Latin commōtiō, from commovēre to throw into disorder, from com- (intensive) + movēre to move]
comˈmotional adj
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com•mo•tion

(kəˈmoʊ ʃən)

n.
1. violent or tumultuous action or activity; agitation; noisy disturbance.
2. political or social disturbance or upheaval.
[1520–30; < Latin commōtiō <commovēre (see commove)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commotion - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
turmoil, upheaval, convulsion - a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
earthquake - a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
incident - a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
stir, splash - a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"
tempest, storm - a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
storm center, storm centre - a center of trouble or disturbance
garboil, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusion
2.commotion - the act of making a noisy disturbancecommotion - the act of making a noisy disturbance
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
ado, bustle, flurry, hustle, stir, fuss - a rapid active commotion
3.commotion - confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
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commotion

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commotion

noun
1. The condition of being physically agitated:
2. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap, to-do.
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Translations
هِياج، اضْطِراب، شَغَب
аларма
rozruch
opstandelsepostyr
læti; ólga
sumaištis
kņadanemierssatraukums

commotion

[kəˈməʊʃən] N (= noise) → alboroto m; (= activity) → jaleo m, tumulto m, confusión f; (civil) → disturbio m
to cause a commotionprovocar or causar un alboroto
to make a commotion (= noise) → armar un alboroto; (= fuss) → armar un lío
there was a commotion in the crowdse armó un lío entre los espectadores
what a commotion!¡qué alboroto!
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commotion

[kəˈməʊʃən] ndésordre m, tumulte m
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commotion

nAufregung f usu no indef art; (= noise)Lärm m, → Spektakel m; to cause a commotionAufsehen erregen; to make a commotionTheater machen (inf); (= noise)Krach machen
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commotion

[kəˈməʊʃn] nconfusione f, tumulto, trambusto
to make or cause a commotion → causare confusione
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commotion

(kəˈməuʃən) noun
(a) confused, noisy uproar. He was woken by a commotion in the street.
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commotion

n. conmoción; agitación.
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