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Definition of flurry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. flurries)
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  1. 1[usually singular] an occasion when there is a lot of activity, interest, excitement, etc. within a short period of time a sudden flurry of activity Her arrival caused a flurry of excitement. Aflurry of shots rang out in the darkness.
  2. 2a small amount of snow that falls for a short time and then stops snow flurries
  3. 3a sudden short movement of paper or cloth, especially clothes The ladies departed in a flurry of silks and satins.
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