[ hur-lee ]

noun,plural hurl·ies.
  1. commotion; hurly-burly.

  2. British. hurley.

Origin of hurly

First recorded in 1590–1600

Words Nearby hurly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use hurly in a sentence

  • This hurly-burly,” said he, drawing her into a quiet eddy of the stream, “is no place for the communion of two twin souls.

  • The merchants were packing up their goods; housewives were secreting their silver; everywhere there was a hurly-burly.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • In fact, there was a wild hurly-burly upon the bridge, which nearly deafened me.

    Lavengro | George Borrow
  • In this hurly-burly of affright and excitement, the missionary compressed his lips to keep back the tugging smile.

    The Phantom of the River | Edward S. Ellis
  • And everybody slept soundly; that isnt surprising after the hurly-burly of the night before last; we were tired out.