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[kuh-moh-shuh n] /kəˈmoʊ ʃən/

violent or tumultuous motion; agitation; noisy disturbance:
What’s all the commotion in the hallway?
political or social disturbance or upheaval; sedition; insurrection.
violent disturbance; upheaval
political insurrection; disorder
a confused noise; din

late 14c., from Middle French commocion “violent motion, agitation” (12c., Modern French commotion), from Latin commotionem (nominative commotio) “violent motion, agitation,” noun of action from past participle stem of commovere “to move, disturb,” from com- “together,” or “thoroughly” (see com-) + movere “to move” (see move (v.)).
see: cause a commotion


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