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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin commotio, from commovere 'to move violently', from com- ( COM-) + movere 'to move'

commotion

noun
     
com‧mo‧tion [singular, uncountable]
sudden noisy activity:
They heard a commotion downstairs.
Everyone looked to see what was causing the commotion.

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