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commotion

noun [S or U] uk   /kəˈməʊ.ʃən/ us    /-ˈmoʊ-/
a sudden short period of noise, confusion, or excited movement: His arrival caused quite a commotion. He looked up to see what all the commotion was about.
Translations of “commotion”
in Korean 소동…
in Arabic هَياج, فَوضى…
in French tumulte…
in Turkish hengame, hır gür, koşuşturma…
in Italian scompiglio, confusione, agitazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 喧鬧, 喧囂, 混亂…
in Russian шум, суматоха…
in Polish zamieszanie…
in Spanish escándalo, alboroto, jaleo…
in Portuguese tumulto, alvoroço…
in German der Aufruhr…
in Catalan rebombori…
in Japanese 騒ぎ, 動揺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 喧闹, 喧嚣, 混乱…
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