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
That said, some spotty light snow showers or flurries are possible anywhere in the region during the day Friday, but accumulating, steady snow is not expected.Snow expected tonight, mainly south of D.C., before possible ice on Saturday | Jason Samenow, Wes Junker | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Spotty light snow or flurries are still possible in the immediate area, but accumulations are unlikely.D.C.-area forecast: Snow and wintry mix taper off this morning, while ice concerns mount for Saturday | David Streit | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
After the Civil War, there was a brief flurry of school-building in the South through the Freedmen’s Bureau with the aim of quickly educating almost 4 million formerly enslaved people.My great-grandmother Ida B. Wells left a legacy of activism in education. We need that now. | Michelle Duster | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Traditional animal agriculture has pushed back against plant-based meat, claiming common nomenclature was confusing to consumers, which has resulted in a flurry of state legislative activity and litigation around labeling.Raising the steaks: First 3-D-printed rib-eye is unveiled | Laura Reiley | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Thanks to Voytek’s algorithm and other methods, a flurry of studies published in the last few years have run with the idea that aperiodic activity contain hidden treasures that may advance the study of aging, sleep, childhood development and more.Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries | Elizabeth Landau | February 8, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
“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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