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flurry

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noun flur·ry \ˈflər-ē, ˈflə-rē\

Definition of flurry

plural

flurries

  1. 1a :  a gust of windb :  a brief light snowfall

  2. 2a :  a brief period of commotion or excitementb :  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

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flurry

verb flur·ry

Definition of flurry

flurried

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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 English Language Learners

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Definition of flurry for English Language Learners

  • : a brief and light snowfall

  • : a brief period of excitement or activity

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


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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