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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.
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.
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.
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KERRY Katona appeared on TV yesterday - and did not take the medicine which she blamed for her slurred speech on screen last year.
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The former Atomic Kitten star slurred her words and frequently looked around the studio calling for her husband Mark Croft as she was interviewed by presenters Philip Schofield and Fern Britton yesterday .