HyperDic: commotion

English > 3 senses of the word commotion:
NOUNstatecommotion, disturbance, disruption, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfufflea disorderly outburst or tumult
actcommotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumultthe act of making a noisy disturbance
eventcommotion, whirlconfused / confused movement
commotion > pronunciation
Soundskahmow'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > commotion: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA disorderly outburst or tumult.
Synonymsdisturbance, disruption, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle
Narrowerconvulsion, turmoil, upheavalA violent disturbance
earthquakeA disturbance that is extremely disruptive
incidentA public disturbance
stir, splashA prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
storm, tempestA violent commotion or disturbance
storm center, storm centreA center of trouble or disturbance
tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboilA state of commotion and noise and confusion
BroaderdisorderA disturbance of the peace or of public order
Spanishagitación, alboroto, barrila, bullicio, cacao, confusión, conmoción, disturbio, disturbios, encargos, kerfuffle, lío, movida, pendientes, perturbación, quehacer, revoloteo, ruido, ruptura, sarao, tomate, trapisonda, trastorno, tumulto
Catalanaldarull, commoció, desgavell, desori, disturbi, enrenou, kerfuffle, rebombori, sarau
English > commotion: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of making a noisy disturbance.
Synonymsdin, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult
Narrowerbustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stirA rapid active commotion
BroaderdisturbanceThe act of disturbing something or someone
Spanishalboroto, algazara, batahola, bochinche, bulla, escándalo, follón, gresca, jaleo, revuelo, tracamundana, trisca, tumulto, zaragata
Catalanaldarull, brogit, commoció, cridòria, escàndol, esvalot, gatzara, gresca, rebombori, tumult, xivarri
English > commotion: 3 senses > noun 3, event
Meaningconfused / confused movement.
Example "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
Synonymwhirl
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

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