- to sing to a single syllable or play without a break (two or more tones of different pitch).
- to mark with a slur.
- the combination of two or more tones of different pitch, sung to a single syllable or played without a break.
- a curved mark indicating this.
OTHER WORDS FOR slur
Origin of slur
OTHER WORDS FROM slurun·slurred, adjective
Words nearby slur
How to use slur in a sentence
Elections Director Richard Barron has said that in the run-up to Election Day, workers were harassed by phone and on social media, where people repeatedly hurled racial slurs at them.Democrats win control of U.S. Senate as Ossoff defeats Perdue|John Wagner, Brittany Shammas, Derek Hawkins, Cleve Wootson, Hannah Knowles|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
In the run-up to Election Day, Barron said, workers have also been harassed by phone and on social media, where people have repeatedly hurled racial slurs at them.Pair of Georgia runoff races are razor close with U.S. Senate control at stake|Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, John Wagner, Paulina Firozi, Amy B Wang|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
Allegations included caste-based slurs and jokes, bullying, discriminatory hiring practices, bias in peer reviews, and sexual harassment, said executive director Thenmozhi Soundararajan.India’s engineers have thrived in Silicon Valley. So has its caste system.|Nitasha Tiku|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
Condemning the commercial use of an obvious racial slur is the lowest-hanging fruit.Hundreds Of Schools Are Still Using Native Americans As Team Mascots|Hope Allchin|October 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
He asked me whether it offended me that his chain was named what some might consider an ethnic slur.
Indeed, a common racial slur in Dutch is, precisely, roetmop, which means soot mop.
A sexual slur toward a man is considered just a personal insult.
One can only imagine the reaction had a GOP operative made the exact same slur against the spouse of a Democratic candidate.In Kentucky, Elaine Chao Endures Racist Attacks From Liberals|Ron Christie|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One slur is not good, while another is fine because the league has not lost any money in a consumer boycott of the name.
During a Patroons playoff game, Richardson had screamed profanities and a gay slur at hecklers.
Perhaps I shall slur over the word "romantic" in the letter, but not without consulting you.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
Joyce winced at what seemed to her a direct slur upon her father's memory, but knew it was just.Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
In one case, where Mark has a slur on physicians, Luke eliminates it.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
The sneer in his voice and his slur on her father brought a bright flush of anger to Tessibel's face.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
But the decision of the Court cast a slur on his name, and on that of his second wife.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for slur
- a performance or execution of a melodic interval of two or more notes in a part
- the curved line (⌢ or ⌣) indicating this