[ blur ]
/ blɜr /

verb (used with object), blurred, blur·ring.

verb (used without object), blurred, blur·ring.

to become indistinct: Everything blurred as she ran.
to make blurs.


Origin of blur

First recorded in 1540–50; akin to blear

Related forms

blur·red·ly [blur-id-lee, blurd-] /ˈblɜr ɪd li, ˈblɜrd-/, adverbblur·red·ness, nounblur·ring·ly, adverbun·blurred, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blurred


/ (blɜː) /

verb blurs, blurring or blurred

to make or become vague or less distinctheat haze blurs the hills; education blurs class distinctions
to smear or smudge
(tr) to make (the judgment, memory, or perception) less clear; dim


something vague, hazy, or indistinct
a smear or smudge

Derived Forms

Word Origin for blur

C16: perhaps variant of blear
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