- A state of confused and noisy disturbance.
- A disturbance or agitation of mind or feelings.
Late middle english: from old french, from latin commotio(n-), from commovere 'move strongly', from com- 'together' + movere 'to move'.
- There was a great commotion in the marketplace as vendors tried to attract customers.
- The commotion caused by the sudden explosion woke everyone in the neighborhood.
- The commotion of the crowd made it difficult for the speakers to be heard.
- The commotion in her mind made it difficult for her to concentrate.
- The commotion of the city made him feel overwhelmed and stressed.