- The definition of a flurry is also a swirling mast of something such as snow or leaves that may be moved by wind, or a commotion of many things happening all at once.
- An example of a flurry is when snowflakes are carried along in the wind and are swirling about in the air; a snow flurry.
- An example of a flurry is when 20 people arrive all at once to a party; a flurry of activity.
- Flurry is defined as to be moved in a quick way.
- When you hurry around your kitchen in a state of over-excitement trying to get Thanksgiving dinner ready, this is an example of a time when you flurry.
- When snowflakes are picked up by gusts of wind and create a swirling mass, this is an example of a time when they flurry.
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- ☆ a sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
- ☆ a gust of rain or snow
- a sudden confusion or commotion
- ☆ a brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
Origin: ; from obsolete flurr, to scatter (? echoic), probably after hurry
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noun pl. flur·ries
- A brief, light snowfall.
- a. A sudden gust of wind.b. A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
- A sudden burst or commotion; a stir: a flurry of interest in the new product; a flurry of activity when the plane landed.
- A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
Origin: Perhaps from flurr, to scatter.