Part of speech: noun

A violent agitation; excitement; tumult.

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Usage examples "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", Ralph Connor.
  2. There was a sudden commotion. - "Myths and Legends of the Great Plains", 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", L. B. Walford.