The condition of being physically agitated
An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace
His death caused a great commotion in Paris.
Before Dean could comment, the conversation ended as a commotion upstairs called for his attention.
He returned to the castle, stopping at the sound of commotion from the direction of the forest before he reached the entrance.
Chenier attacked the censorship in three pamphlets, and the commotion aroused by the controversy raised keen interest in the piece.
Amid this commotion the king and his ministers remained passive.