n(no plural/sin plural)
- 1.1 (outrage) conmoción (feminine) to cause (a) commotion producir* or causar una conmoción their detention caused a commotion throughout the country su detención conmocionó al país to make a commotion about sth armar un escándalo por or sobre algoMore example sentences1.2 (noise) alboroto (m), jaleo (m) [colloquial/familiar] to make a commotion armar (un) alboroto, armar jaleo [colloquial/familiar]
- I heard some noise and his excited voice and a whole lot of other commotions.
- His arms around his head, he shut his eyes, blocking out all the commotions that came from outside his room and making his mind completely blank, devoid of any obvious emotions.
- Alerted by the commotion the burglar was disturbed and chased by pub regulars but he got away.
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