What does the word commotion mean?

Usage examples for commotion

  1. " As for you- you, sir," continued the Rector, turning upon the evangelist, " if you desire-" But at this point there was a sudden commotion from the opposite side of the room. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  2. There was a sudden commotion. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  3. But the change, the stir, the commotion, the heavy posts, and constant ringing of the door- bell were delightful to everybody. – Leonore Stubbs by L. B. Walford