Dictionary Results for slur


1. slur - noun

· (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

Hypernym(s): musical_notation




2. slur - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): aspersion

Hypernym(s): disparagement, depreciation, derogation




3. slur - noun

· a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"

Synonym(s): smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch

Hypernym(s): blemish, defect, mar




4. slur - verb

· play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"

Hypernym(s): play, spiel




5. slur - verb

· speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers"

Hypernym(s): denote, refer




6. slur - verb

· utter indistinctly

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise




7. slur - verb

· become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

Synonym(s): blur, dim

Hypernym(s): weaken





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