1. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
(synonym) disturbance, disruption, stir, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle
(hyponym) convulsion, turmoil, upheaval
2. the act of making a noisy disturbance
(synonym) din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult
(hyponym) bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir
3. confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
(hypernym) movement, motion