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flurry

noun flur·ry \ ˈflər-ē , ˈflə-rē \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of flurry

plural flurries
1 a : a gust of wind
b : a brief light snowfall
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 : 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

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Origin and Etymology of flurry

probably from flurr to throw scatteringly

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flurry

verb

Definition of flurry

flurried; flurrying
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

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

Recent Examples of flurry from the Web

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First Known Use of flurry

1749


FLURRY Defined for English Language Learners

flurry

noun

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

noun flur·ry \ ˈflər-ē \

Definition of flurry for Students

plural flurries
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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