Definition of


  1. (noun, state) a disorderly outburst or tumult
  2. (noun, act) the act of making a noisy disturbance
  3. (noun, event) confused movement
    a commotion of people fought for the exits

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Origin of the word Commotion

  1. c.1390, from M.Fr. commocion "violent motion, agitation," from L. commotionem (nom. commotio), from commotus, pp. of commovere "to move, disturb," from com- "together" + movere "to move" (see move). more

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