flurry: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (flûr'ē, flur'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -ries, -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. a light, brief shower of snow.
  2. sudden commotion, excitement, or confusion; nervous hurry: There was a flurry of activity before the guests arrived.
    1. a brief rise or fall in prices.
    2. a brief, unusually heavy period of trading.
  3. a sudden gust of wind.
  1. to put (a person) into a flurry; confuse; fluster.
  1. (of snow) to fall or be blown in a flurry.
  2. to move in an excited or agitated manner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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