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Definition of "flurry" []

  • A brief, light snowfall. (noun)
  • A sudden gust of wind. (noun)
  • A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower. (noun)
  • A sudden burst or commotion; a stir: a flurry of interest in the new product; a flurry of activity when the plane landed. (noun)
  • A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flurry" in a sentence
  • "Emerging in the flurry is scientist Helen Benson (Jennifer Connelly) who is called to the Central Park site to assist with the alien the army meets after it emerges from the sphere."
  • "De plus, I am learning that dotting the i's and crossing the t's of rigidity (there's that word again) only ever ends in flurry: Dame Chaos will invite herself to lafête so one might as well join in and get used to whim!"
  • "Sometimes it is characterized by a flurry of lawsuits to meet filing deadlines that started ticking from the day of the shootings."