"slur" Definition

  1. v. t. To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
  2. v. t. To disparage; to traduce.
  3. v. t. To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
  4. v. t. To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.
  5. v. t. To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables.
  6. v. t. To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.
  7. v. t. To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.
  8. n. A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo.
  9. n. A trick played upon a person; an imposition.
  10. n. A mark, thus [/ or /], 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.
  11. n. In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.

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Position in dictionary: 91763 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "slur": 3
Words that end with "slur": 1
Words that contain "slur": 3
Next words in dictionary: slurred, slurring, slush, slushed, slushing, slushy, slut, slutch, slutchy, sluthhound
Previous words in dictionary: slunk, slung, slumpy, slumping, slumped, slump, slumming, slumbrous, slumbery, slumberous

English Dictionary Definition of slur

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