verb (used with object), blurred, blur·ring.
verb (used without object), blurred, blur·ring.
Origin of blur
Synonyms for blur
Related Words for blurdim, obscure, darken, muddy, soften, tarnish, smear, taint, blind, bedim, shade, blear, mask, dazzle, glare, daze, becloud, befog, blemish, spot
Examples from the Web for blur
Contemporary Examples of blur
We had a chance to blur it, but you really need to feel the pain.The Dishonor of Honor Killings
October 20, 2014
As pioneers of experiential art, the duo wanted to blur the lines between reality and cartoonish fantasy.New York City’s New Mystery Art Piece
September 22, 2014
“It was like a blur,” Schottel told The Daily Beast on Wednesday.
The blur proved to be from 12 hours after the incident anyway.
Couture Week in Paris is a blur of highly-priced luxury, some of it luxe, some of it trashy-looking.What’s Haute, What’s Not: The Meaning of Modern Couture
July 11, 2014
Historical Examples of blur
The girl's dress remained a spot of cheerful color; her face was a blur.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
A face was there—a man with a blur of opalescent light behind him.The World Beyond
Raymond King Cummings
Page after page of the neatest of minute figures, not a blot, not a blur, not an erasure.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The propeller vanished in a blur as Jeter let the motor out.Lords of the Stratosphere
Arthur J. Burks
Time will blur the incongruities and moss over the mistakes.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
verb blurs, blurring or blurred
Word Origin for blur
1540s, "smear on the surface of writing;" perhaps akin to blear. Extended sense of "confused dimness" is from 1860.
1580s, and thus probably from blur (n.), but the dates are close and either might be the original. Related: Blurred; blurring.