noun, plural flur·ries.
- a brief rise or fall in prices.
- a brief, unusually heavy period of trading.
verb (used with object), flur·ried, flur·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), flur·ried, flur·ry·ing.
- flush girt,
- flush left,
- flush right,
Origin of flurry
Examples from the Web for flurries
Despite near zero temperatures and flurries of snow and rain, the turnout was 92% from an electorate of 1,650.Sorry, Argentina, the Falkland Islanders Love Being British|David Frum|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was mid-December, and flurries of snow were being driven before a stinging north-westerly wind.Submarine Warfare of To-day|Charles W. Domville-Fife
The day Hood advanced the rain changed to snow, driving in flurries and squalls all day.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2|Jacob Dolson Cox
Flurries of snow covered me with clinging flakes, and the mud "gummed" my boots and trouser legs, clogging my steps.A Son of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
Word Origin for flurry
1757 in the commotion sense, from flurry (n.); 1883 in the snow sense. Related: Flurried; flurries; flurrying.
"snow squall" 1828, American English, with earlier senses of "commotion," etc., dating to 1680s; perhaps imitative, or else from 17c. flurr "to scatter, fly with a whirring noise," perhaps from Middle English flouren "to sprinkle, as with flour" (late 14c.).