Found 2 items, similar to slur.
English → English
n 1: (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played
2: a disparaging remark; “in the 19th century any reference to
female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion”
; “it is
difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to
any slur on his virility”
3: a blemish made by dirt; “he had a smudge on his cheek”
v 1: play smoothly or legato; “the pianist slurred the most
beautiful passage in the sonata”
2: speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; “your
comments are slurring your co-workers”
3: utter indistinctly
4: become vague or indistinct; “The distinction between the two
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English → English
1. A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a
stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo. “Gaining
to his name a lasting slur.”
2. A trick played upon a person; an imposition. [R.]
3. (Mus.) A mark, thus [[upslur] or [downslur]], connecting
notes that are to be sung to the same syllable, or made in
one continued breath of a wind instrument, or with one
stroke of a bow; a tie; a sign of legato.
4. In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the
sinkers successively by passing over them.
(sl[^u]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slurred
p. pr. & vb. n. Slurring
(sl[^u]r"r[i^]ng).] [Cf. OE. sloor
mud, clay, Icel. sl[=o]ra, slo[eth]ra, to trail or drag one's
self along, D. sleuren, sloren, to train, to drag, to do
negligently and slovenly, D. sloor, sloerie, a sluttish
1. To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
2. To disparage; to traduce. --Tennyson.
3. To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over
lightly or with little notice.
With periods, points, and tropes, he slurs his
4. To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick. [R.]
To slur men of what they fought for. --Hudibras.
5. To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables; to slur
6. (Mus.) To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to
connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.
7. (Print.) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to