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Definition of "commotion" []

  • A condition of turbulent motion. (noun)
  • An agitated disturbance; a hubbub: heard a commotion in the hall. (noun)
  • Civil disturbance or insurrection; disorder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commotion" in a sentence
  • "In this installment we get to see all the players converge on a yacht owned by one of the richest men in New York, and discover what all the commotion is about."
  • "I really don't see what all the commotion is about."
  • "The minute you step into his bedroom, loud alarms sound and Disney cast members come running to see what all the commotion is about."