Slur meaning

slûr
To pronounce indistinctly.
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To talk about disparagingly or insultingly.
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An insult or slight.

A racial slur.

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A disparaging remark; an aspersion.
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To disparage or discredit; cast aspersions on.
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Any remark or action that harms or is meant to harm someone's reputation; aspersion, reproach, stigma, etc.
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To insult or slight.

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Slur is defined as to speak unclearly, to speak quickly, or to not pronounce words distinctly.

An example of slur is a the way a very drunk person will talk.

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To blur or smear.
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A slurred utterance or sound.
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A smeared or blurred impression.
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To pass over quickly and carelessly; make little of.
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To pronounce rapidly and indistinctly, as by combining or dropping sounds.
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To stain, smirch, or sully.
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To blur or smear, as in printing.
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The act or process of slurring.
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Something slurred, as a pronunciation.
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A blot, stain, or smear.
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To pronounce indistinctly.
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A slurred utterance or sound.
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(music) A set of notes that are played legato, without separate articulation.
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(music) The symbol indicating a legato passage, written as an arc over the slurred notes (not to be confused with a tie).
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In knitting machines, a device for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.
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To run together; to articulate poorly.

To slur syllables.

He slurs his speech when he is drunk.

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(music) To play legato or without separate articulation; to connect (notes) smoothly.

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To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.

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To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
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To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.
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(printing, dated) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.
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To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
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Origin of slur

  • Probably from Middle English sloor mud

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English slore. Compare Old Norse slóðra (“to drag oneself along"). Cognate with Middle Low German sluren (“to trail in mud"). Related to dialect Norwegian sløra (“to be careless, to scamp, dawdle"), Danish sløre (“to wobble, be loose") (especially for wheels).

    From Wiktionary