noun (plural flurries)
- 1A small swirling mass of something, especially snow or leaves, moved by sudden gusts of wind: a flurry of snowMore example sentences
- Today the forecast was for a cold north-westerly wind with the odd flurry of snow.
- Lomas was back in action yesterday, captaining a fairly young side after a raft of withdrawals through injury, and the flurries of snow that swirled through the stadium didn't make it any easier.
- The tram docks, and you fight your way out into what is often a maelstrom of strong winds and snow flurries.
- 1.1A sudden short period of commotion or excitement: there was a brief flurry of activity in the hallMore example sentences
- Some 50,000 tons are landed in a few short weeks, a flurry of activity which in itself is enough to keep the island economy afloat.
- This period also saw a flurry of construction activities in Bangalore.
- There's been a sudden flurry of activity related to the Northern Bank heist.
- 1.2A number of things arriving or happening during the same period: a flurry of editorials hostile to the administrationMore example sentences
- A flurry of e-mails arrived back in America recounting his adventures and studies, but when he got back to the USA in 1999, he seemed changed.
- I am suddenly receiving a flurry of e-mails asking me to clarify what was done, who did it, etc.
- She arrived in a flurry of Chanel bags, Manolo Blahniks and duty-free perfume.
verb (flurries, flurrying, flurried)[no object] Back to top
- 1(Especially of snow or leaves) be moved in small swirling masses by sudden gusts of wind: gusts of snow flurried through the doorMore example sentences
- The wind increased and Joe and the carpet were rising, swaying on currents of air as snow flurried around them.
- The gardens were desolated and barren, and white snow flurried out of the air from incoming clouds, frosting everything it touched.
- Outside, snow flurried through light seeping through the window: silent static beyond the glass.
- 1.1(Of a person) move quickly in a busy or agitated way: the waiter flurried between themMore example sentences
- In the last 30 seconds, he would flurry in an attempt to steal close rounds.
- The actors flurry about backstage, hissing, thumping and gesticulating wildly between cues.
- In a flurry of bright patterns, flashy materials, and skimpy outfits, several girls flurried into the room, all clicking away on high heels and giggling shrilly.
late 17th century: from obsolete flurr 'fly up, flutter, whir' (imitative), probably influenced by hurry.