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[blur-ee] /ˈblɜr i/
adjective, blurrier, blurriest.
blurred; indistinct.
Origin of blurry
blur + -y1
Related forms
blurrily, adverb
blurriness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She was so pitifully inclined toward Sophie that her eyes were blurry.

    Find the Woman

    Arthur Somers Roche
  • Then Aunt Tilly looked up and her specs were all blurry and wet.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • Why, I reckon a keb-horse could give her three stone and win in a blurry canter, I do.

    The Vanity Girl Compton Mackenzie
  • There was a blurry shimmer on the wooden plate beside the suitcase.

    Ham Sandwich James H. Schmitz
  • Came a general nodding and agreement of soft, blurry voices.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
Word Origin and History for blurry

1855, from blur + -y (2). Related: Blurrily; blurriness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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