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Definition of 'slur'

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  1. (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  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"
       Synonyms: aspersion
  3. a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
       Synonyms: smudge spot blot daub smear smirch


  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 theories blurred"
       Synonyms: blur dim
       Antonyms: focus focalize focalise

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