"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.

Dictionary Stats for "slur"

Position in dictionary: 91763 of 111710 words.
Word Types: 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
Previous words in dictionary: slunk, slung, slumpy, slumping, slumped

Definition of slur

See all english dictionary definitions, the word type, and other useful information for the word "slur". The definition of the word "slur" is pulled from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The meaning of this word, and other stats related to "slur", including the position in the dictionary, the number of words that contain, start and end with, and stats related to this word are also extracted from this dictionary version.