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English definition of “disturbance”


noun [C or U]     /dɪˈstɜː.bəns/ US  /-ˈstɝː-/
C1 something that interrupts someone or makes someone feel worried: Residents are fed up with the disturbance caused by the nightclub. Phone calls are the biggest disturbance at work.Noise and noisyInconvenience C2 violence or trouble: There was a minor disturbance during the demonstration, but nobody was injured.Noise and noisyInconvenience cause a disturbance to break the law by fighting or behaving extremely noisily in publicFightingNoise and noisy
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