Slur - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |slɜːr|  American pronunciation of the word slur
Brit.  |slɜː|  British pronunciation of the word slur


- (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
- a disparaging remark (syn: aspersion)
it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility
- a blemish made by dirt (syn: blot, daub, smear, smirch, smudge, spot)


- play smoothly or legato
the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata
- speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur
your comments are slurring your co-workers
- utter indistinctly
- become vague or indistinct (syn: blur, dim)

Extra examples

She was slurring her words as if she was drunk.

His voice sounded slurred.

Milton regarded her comment as a slur on his country.

How dare she cast a slur on (=criticize) my character? affray broke out in the parking lot when someone shouted a racial slur...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: slur
he/she/it: slurs
present participle: slurring
past tense: slurred
past participle: slurred
singular: slur
plural: slurs
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