a light, brief shower of snow.
sudden commotion, excitement, or confusion; nervous hurry: There was a flurry of activity before the guests arrived.
a brief rise or fall in prices.
a brief, unusually heavy period of trading.
a sudden gust of wind.
to put (a person) into a flurry; confuse; fluster.
(of snow) to fall or be blown in a flurry.
to move in an excited or agitated manner.
- flur·ried·ly, adverb
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How to use flurry in a sentence
“I have full faith that this will happen,” Williams says, prepping her fairy dust for a flurry of happy thoughts.The Cast of ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Knows You Hatewatched ‘The Sound of Music’ | Kevin Fallon | December 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another flurry of pro-ACA Instagram posts from Hollywood actors?The White House Reactivates Its Army of Celebrity Obamacare Endorsers | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He crumpled to the ground under a flurry of fists and boots, and as he recalls, no one around him tried to stop the attack.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA | Simran Jeet Singh | October 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A flurry of emails continued over the weekend, culminating in what they claimed were $2 million in new donations.
Thus began a flurry of back-and-forth emails between director and subject.‘Life Itself’: A Fitting, Heartrending Tribute to Cinema’s Great Appreciator Roger Ebert | Marlow Stern | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And this was all they said to each other—until they had gone through the flurry of the station and found their compartment.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
She seemed to be overcome by quite a little flurry of passion, and her manner irritated me.A Little Union Scout | Joel Chandler Harris
A dorsal fin cut the surface close by, there was a little flurry, and the pirate disappeared.The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
But armed as he was, severe and flash-tempered as he seemed, Mackenzie was not in any sort of a flurry to give ground before him.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek | George W. Ogden
There was a short, sharp flurry, but Vincente knew every trick of the game and speedily brought the gallant fish on board.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries | Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for flurry
a sudden commotion or burst of activity
a light gust of wind or rain or fall of snow
stock exchange a sudden brief increase in trading or fluctuation in stock prices
the death spasms of a harpooned whale
to confuse or bewilder or be confused or bewildered
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