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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.
a. To glide over (a series of notes) smoothly without a break.
b. To mark with a slur.
5. Printing To blur or smear.
1. A disparaging remark; an aspersion.
2. A slurred utterance or sound.
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.]
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indistinct and difficult to hear or understand
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|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"
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