flurry Definition

  • 1a sudden short period of activity, excitement, or interest
  • 2a small swirling mass of something

Using flurry: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "flurry" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    There was a flurry of activity as the guests arrived.

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    The snowstorm produced flurries of snow throughout the day.

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    She worked in a flurry to finish the project before the deadline.

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    The news caused a flurry of excitement among the fans.

flurry Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for flurry

Antonyms for flurry

Idioms Using flurry

  • a sudden burst of activity or movement


    As soon as the boss walked in, there was a flurry of activity as everyone tried to look busy.

  • in a state of intense activity or emotion related to a particular thing


    She finished the painting in a flurry of creativity and inspiration.

  • a rapid series of questions, often asked in an aggressive or confrontational manner


    The reporter bombarded the politician with a flurry of questions about the scandal.

Phrases with flurry

  • in a state of hurried or excited activity


    She left the house in a flurry, forgetting her keys and phone.

  • a small swirling mass of feathers


    The bird took off in a flurry of feathers.

  • a small swirling mass of snow


    The wind picked up, causing a flurry of snow to blow across the road.

Origins of flurry

from Middle English 'flouren', meaning 'to scatter'


Summary: flurry in Brief

The term 'flurry' [ˈflʌri] refers to a sudden burst of activity, excitement, or interest, as in 'There was a flurry of activity as the guests arrived.' It can also denote a small swirling mass of something, such as 'flurry of snow' or 'flurry of feathers.' The phrase 'in a flurry' implies a state of hurried or excited activity, while idioms like 'a flurry of activity' and 'a flurry of questions' describe sudden bursts of movement or rapid questioning.

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