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slur

 (slûr)
tr.v. slurred, slur·ring, slurs
1. To pronounce indistinctly.
2. To talk about disparagingly or insultingly.
3. To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
4. Music
a. To glide over (a series of notes) smoothly without a break.
b. To mark with a slur.
5. Printing To blur or smear.
n.
1. A disparaging remark; an aspersion.
2. A slurred utterance or sound.
3. Music
a. A curved line connecting notes on a score to indicate that they are to be played or sung legato.
b. A passage played or sung in this manner.
4. Printing A smeared or blurred impression.

[Probably from Middle English sloor, mud.]

slurred

(slɜːd)
adj
indistinct and difficult to hear or understand
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slurred - spoken as if with a thick tongue; "the thick speech of a drunkard"; "his words were slurred"
unintelligible - poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise; "unintelligible speech"
Translations

slurred

[slɜːd] ADJ [pronunciation] → mal articulado, borroso

slurred

[ˈslɜːrd] adj [words, speech] → inarticulé(e), indistinct(e)

slurred

adjundeutlich; (Mus) notegebunden
adv (Mus) → gebunden

slurred

[slɜːd] adj (speech) → confuso/a
References in classic literature ?
His head was hanging forward and his words were slurred.
It is a question too serious to national pride, if not to national interests, to be slurred over; and every year is adding to the difficulties which environ it.
I glanced over the two dictations; Eulalie's was slurred, blotted, and full of silly mistakes--Sylvie's (such was the name of the ugly little girl) was clearly written, it contained no error against sense, and but few faults of orthography.
She slurred over the word dangerous but I picked it up.
In each case, not only are the 'e's' slurred and the 'r's' tailless, but you will observe, if you care to use my magnifying lens, that the fourteen other characteristics to which I have alluded are there as well.
This suburb of ours used to be a village, and because some of the people slurred the name and pronounced it Holliwell, many a minor poet indulged in fancies about a Holy Well, with spells and fairies and all the rest of it, filling the suburban drawing-rooms with the Celtic twilight.
Short and easy as her tasks were, if done at all, they were slurred over, at any time and in any way; but generally at the least convenient times, and in the way least beneficial to herself, and least satisfactory to me: the short half-hour of practising was horribly strummed through; she, meantime, unsparingly abusing me, either for interrupting her with corrections, or for not rectifying her mistakes before they were made, or something equally unreasonable.
The distinction has probably been slurred over, owing to the sterility in both cases being looked on as a special endowment, beyond the province of our reasoning powers.
Its wrenched accents and slurred syllables sometimes appear absolutely unmetrical, but it seems that Donne generally followed subtle rhythmical ideas of his own.
So they only slurred through their fagging just well enough to escape a licking, and not always that, and got the character of sulky, unwilling fags.
Assessments and taxes were enormous; the public works were notoriously neglected, the accounts were slurred over by bribed auditors, and the decent citizen was terrorized into paying public blackmail, and holding his tongue lest some worse thing befall him.