Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: slur  slur
  1. (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
     
  2. A disparaging remark
    "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility";
    - aspersion
     
  3. A blemish made by dirt
    - smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch
Verb: slur (slurred,slurring)  slur
  1. (music) 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 slurred";
    - blur, dim

Derived forms: slurring, slurs, slurred

See also: slur over

Type of: blemish, defect, denote, depreciation, derogation, disparagement, mar, mouth, musical notation, play, refer, speak, spiel, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, weaken

Encyclopedia: Slur