A flurry of snowflakes.
- 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.
- 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 of flurryfrom obsolete flurr, to scatter (? echoic), probably after hurry
transitive verb-·ried, -·ry·ing
to confuse; agitate
to move in a quick, flustered way
- 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.
verbflur·ried, flur·ry·ing, flur·ries
To agitate, stir, or confuse.
To move or come down in a flurry.
Origin of flurryPerhaps from flurr to scatter
- A brief snowfall.
- A sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze.
- a flurry of wind
- A shower of dust, leaves etc. brought on by a sudden gust of wind.
- Any sudden activity; a stir.
- The day before the wedding was a flurry of preparations.
- A snack consisting of soft ice cream with small pieces of fruit, cookie, etc.
- The violent spasms of a dying whale.
(third-person singular simple present flurries, present participle flurrying, simple past and past participle flurried)