adjective, blur·ri·er, blur·ri·est.

blurred; indistinct.

Origin of blurry

Related formsblur·ri·ly, adverbblur·ri·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for blurry

fuzzy, cloudy, blurred, bleary, filmy, foggy

Examples from the Web for blurry

Contemporary Examples of blurry

Historical Examples of blurry

  • 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.


    T.S. Stribling

Word Origin and History for blurry

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper