Definition of flurry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflʌri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɜːri//
    (pl. flurries) Snow and ice
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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. A flurry of shots rang out in the darkness.
  2. 2a small amount of snow, rain, etc. that falls for a short time and then stops snow flurries flurries of snow Wordfinderavalanche, blizzard, drift, flurry, hail, icicle, sleet, slush, snow, thaw See related entries: Snow and ice
  3. 3a sudden short movement of paper or cloth, especially clothes The ladies departed in a flurry of silks and satins.
  4. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from obsolete flurr ‘fly up, flutter, whirr’ (imitative), probably influenced by hurry.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flurry