- The definition of a blur is something being unclear or smudged, or something that is unclear in a person's mind.
An example of a blur is an event that a person does not remember well.
- Blur means to smudge or make something indistinct or hazy.
An example of blur is for the sun to block a driver's vision.
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- to smear or stain without obliterating; blot; smudge
- to make or become hazy or indistinct in outline or shape
- to make or become dim or dull
Origin: 16th circa ; uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to blear
- the state of being blurred
- an obscuring stain or blot
- anything indistinct or hazy to the sight or the mind
- Archaic a moral stain
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verb blurred blurred, blur·ring, blurs verb, transitive
- To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance; obscure.
- To smear or stain; smudge.
- To lessen the perception of; dim: “For street children . . . drugs offer the chance to blur their hopeless poverty” (Alma Guillermoprieto).
- To become indistinct.
- To make smudges or stains by smearing.
- A smear or blot; a smudge.
- Something that is hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind.
Origin: Probably akin to Middle English bleren, to blear.
- blurˈri·ness noun
- blurˈry adjective
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