flurry

noun
flur·​ry | \ ˈflər-ē How to pronounce flurry (audio) , ˈflə-rē \
plural flurries

Definition of flurry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a gust of wind
b : a brief light snowfall
2a : a brief period of commotion or excitement
b : a sudden occurrence of many things at once : barrage sense 2 a flurry of insults
3 : a brief advance or decline in prices : a short-lived outburst of trading activity

flurry

verb
flurried; flurrying

Definition of flurry (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cause to become agitated and confused

intransitive verb

: to move in an agitated or confused manner

Examples of flurry in a Sentence

Noun We had a few flurries yesterday. a flurry of activity on the floor of the stock market as soon as the news spread Verb flurried by visions of falls and broken bones, the parents wouldn't even allow the child to ride a bike
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The next day, the same group of volunteers worked in a different part of town — a residential area where a flurry of mortars had crashed through front doors and ceilings. Washington Post, 8 May 2022 These are stout and sturdy humans built for close-quarters combat, without anything to cushion the flurry of in-game blows beyond mental and physical armor. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 May 2022 Experts say the parade, as well as Kim’s rhetoric and the flurry of launches, offer a glimpse into his ambitions for his weapons program – particularly efforts to develop solid-fueled missiles that would be easier to hide from foreign spy agencies. Mayumi Maruyama, CNN, 7 May 2022 The flurry of attacks comes as Russia prepares to celebrate Victory Day on Monday. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 5 May 2022 Attacks on Republican candidates are underway, as are a flurry of pleas for donations. NBC News, 4 May 2022 Despite the flurry of police reform legislation filed in Utah over the last two years, no lawmakers have proposed requiring that police departments internally investigate uses of deadly force for policy compliance. Sam Stecklow, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 This year, the flurry of news included announcements from Amazon, Microsoft, Dell Technologies, SAP and more. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 That flurry of pastel tulips and cabbage roses had a distinctly feminine vibe, often too saccharine for male tastes. Yelena Moroz Alpert, WSJ, 22 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In a sun-lit room, Lily Aldrige and Jasmine Tookes sit serenely as a team of hair and makeup artists flurry around them. Ian Malone, Vogue, 6 May 2022 Setting the tone, images of snow flurried on screens above the runway, which was set up around plastic sculptures resembling melting ice. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2020 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, courant.com, 15 May 2018 Fishing the morning of the snow flurries this past week, Captain Mike Carter still managed to find a Guntersville giant for his clients--big bass of the trip was well over 8 pounds! Frank Sargeant, AL.com, 15 Mar. 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 Boston flurried just before the half, getting six points from Morris in the final minute to trim Cleveland's lead to 55-48 at the break. Kyle Hightower, Houston Chronicle, 16 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of flurry

Noun

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1749, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for flurry

Noun

probably from flurr to throw scatteringly

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Last Updated

11 May 2022

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More Definitions for flurry

flurry

noun
flur·​ry | \ ˈflər-ē How to pronounce flurry (audio) \
plural flurries

Kids Definition of flurry

1 : a gust of wind
2 : a brief light snowfall
3 : a brief outburst There was a flurry of overhauling and painting …— Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

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