Definition of commotion
- The commotion was finally brought to an end and peace was restored.
- the commotion of the surf
- … startled … into no ordinary state of commotion.
- —Arnold Bennett
There was a sudden commotion when the actress entered the restaurant.
the commotion created when the nation's top rock band arrived in town
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'commotion.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
ado, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, disturbance, foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoopla, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo;
What made you want to look up commotion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Confusing Words—A Quiz