Shawn and Shelley sat in the sun at the pool until Jerry Lee came out, looking mean and slurring his words.
slurring her words and stumbling on her delivery, people wondered aloud if, gasp, Sawyer was drunk on air.
And then he played a profoundly sad audiotape of a clearly drugged and slurring Jackson talking about his upcoming tour.
He did not appear drunk in any obvious weaving, slurring way.
“slurring is the cursive of speech,” Katey tells a drunken dinner-party companion one night.
The only mode of escape is by slurring over the doctrine, or by proclaiming it with an air of burlesque.
Then he took a run down the scale, slurring one note into the other.
I drew a long breath and hurried on, slurring over the worst of it.
Where had he heard that faint lisp, that slurring of the sibilants?
Her lovely, slurring, Blue-grass voice made the whole company smile with pleasure.
"deliberate slight, disparaging or slighting remark," c.1600, from dialectal slur "thin or fluid mud," from Middle English slore (mid-15c.), cognate with Middle Low German sluren, Middle Dutch sloren "to trail in mud." Related to East Frisian sluren "to go about carelessly," Norwegian slora "to be careless." Literal sense of "a mark, stain, smear" is from 1660s in English. The musical sense (1746) is from the notion of "sliding." Meaning "act or habit of slurring" in speech is from 1882.
c.1600, "smear, soil by smearing," from slur (n.). Meaning "disparage depreciate" is from 1650s. In music, from 1746; of speech, from 1893. Related: Slurred; slurring.