• (British) IPA: /kəˈməʊ.ʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /kəˈmoʊ.ʃən/


  1. A state of turbulent motion.
  2. An agitated disturbance or a hubbub.
  3. (euphemistic) Sexual excitement.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352 ↗:
      and now, glancing my eyes towards that part of his dress which cover'd the essential object of enjoyment, I plainly discover'd the swell and commotion there
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: comoção
  • Russian: турбуле́нция
  • Spanish: conmoción
  • Portuguese: comoção
  • Russian: сумато́ха

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