Definition of commotion
1 : a condition of civil unrest or insurrection The commotion was finally brought to an end and peace was restored.
2 : steady or recurrent motion the commotion of the surf
3 : mental excitement or confusion … startled … into no ordinary state of commotion. — Arnold Bennett
Examples of commotion in a Sentence
There was a sudden commotion when the actress entered the restaurant.
the commotion created when the nation's top rock band arrived in town
Recent Examples of commotion from the Web
For inspiration, the group looks to the newest hot spot in town: the Lake Oroville Visitors Center, which features a museum, a gift store and a 47-foot-tall tower with panoramic views of the commotion at the site.
Amid the commotion, he was separated from the other two and frantically searched for them for about an hour.
As a result of the increasing scrutiny, the hotel and his handling of the commotion about it have become emblematic of the broader issues surrounding Trump’s conflicts of interest.
Carla Pratt, who is visiting the city from Australia with some friends, stopped at the commotion before realizing what was attracting the crowd.
The racks at Commotion! are teeming with new and gently used day suits, jodhpurs, suitcoats, chaps, derby hats, and leather show boots.
It was being held because of the commotion outside.
Lott said that the student is still facing charges for disrupting the class, a commotion that prevented other students from learning and the teacher from performing his job.
And out of the commotion, a truly thunderous presence emerged: Mark Johnson, chief meteorologist for ABC's Cleveland affiliate.
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COMMOTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commotion for English Language Learners
: noisy excitement and confusion
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