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flurry

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noun flur·ry \ˈflər-ē, ˈflə-rē\

Simple Definition of flurry

  • : a brief and light snowfall

  • : a brief period of excitement or activity

  • : a large amount of something that happens or comes suddenly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of flurry

plural

flurries

  1. 1 a :  a gust of wind b :  a brief light snowfall

  2. 2 a :  a brief period of commotion or excitement b :  a sudden occurrence of many things at once :  barrage 2 <a flurry of insults>

  3. 3 :  a brief advance or decline in prices :  a short-lived outburst of trading activity

Examples of flurry in a sentence

  1. We had a few flurries yesterday.

  2. <a flurry of activity on the floor of the stock market as soon as the news spread>



Origin and Etymology of flurry

probably from flurr to throw scatteringly


First Known Use: 1686

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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flurry

verb flur·ry

Definition of flurry

flurried

flurrying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to become agitated and confused

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to move in an agitated or confused manner



Examples of flurry in a sentence

  1. <flurried by visions of falls and broken bones, the parents wouldn't even allow the child to ride a bike>



1749

First Known Use of flurry

1749


FLURRY Defined for Kids

flurry

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noun flur·ry \ˈflər-ē\

Definition of flurry for Students

plural

flurries

  1. 1 :  a gust of wind

  2. 2 :  a brief light snowfall

  3. 3 :  a brief outburst <There was a flurry of overhauling and painting … — Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved>





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