Definition of 'commotion'
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Example sentences containing 'commotion'
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The great commotion seemed to die down. RALEGH'S LAST JOURNEY: A Tale of Madness, Vanity and Treachery (2003)Shortly afterwards there was a commotion outside. THE HITLER-HESS DECEPTION (2003)We had not long been asleep when we heard a commotion outside. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One afternoon there was all this commotion outside. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The fourth official heard the commotion and reported the incident straight to the referee. The Sun (2006)It was enough to cause a commotion. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She was only saved when a man in a nearby flat heard the commotion and called police. The Sun (2007)She heard a commotion and calls for help. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He had heard the commotion of my arrival and seemed pleased to see me. Broken Lives (1993)Police turned up to see what the commotion was, but there were no charges. The Sun (2009)Apparently she'd had some kind of brain storm and caused quite a commotion. The Glasgow Girls (1994)An Afghan soldier caused a commotion as he prepared to fire another. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Suddenly, those of us in the business centre heard a commotion next door. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His mum dialled 999 when she heard the commotion. The Sun (2015)Suddenly, there was a tremendous noise and commotion as a small plane dropped from the sky and landed right next to them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We could not see the commotion, but pictures taken at the time show them scrambling over one another in their haste to escape. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The next thing I knew there was a major commotion outside on the street. The Sun (2008)Did I think it would cause such a commotion? The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'commotion'
Used Occasionally. commotion is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'commotion'
British English: commotion NOUN
A commotion is a lot of noise, confusion, and excitement.
He heard a commotion outside.
Definition of commotion from the Collins English Dictionary
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