verb (used with object), slurred, slur·ring.
- to sing to a single syllable or play without a break (two or more tones of different pitch).
- to mark with a slur.
verb (used without object), slurred, slur·ring.
- 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.
Words nearby slur
Origin of slur
SYNONYMS FOR slur
OTHER WORDS FROM slurun·slurred, adjective
Examples from the Web for slurred
“I was a nobody there,” Sisler insisted in a telephone interview, during which he slurred his words and acknowledged he was drunk.
When he slurred and smelled of alcohol, they ordered him out of the car for sobriety tests.The U.S. Veteran and Wisconsin Boy Who Went to Fight ISIS in Syria|Jacob Siegel|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The shooting left Brady with slurred speech, and with partial paralysis, which required him to use a wheelchair.Jim Brady, Reagan’s Gentle ‘Bear’ Who Roared Back to Life After Being Shot|Eleanor Clift|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's remarkable, too, that during his delivery, Lou showed no significant signs of slurred speech, often so characteristic of ALS.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address|Ray Robinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We could see he looked rough, from the way he held his body and slurred some of his words,” the official said.The Real Reason the U.S. Didn’t Rescue Bowe Bergdahl|Kimberly Dozier|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mildred brought out the contrast between the detached and the slurred notes.Memoirs of My Dead Life|George Moore
The por amor Dios, instead of being drawled out in the whine of the regular alms-asker, was short and slurred.The Guerilla Chief|Mayne Reid
This quality is fundamental and may not, therefore, be either disregarded or slurred.The Reconstructed School|Francis B. Pearson
Had he been poorer in conception he would have slurred it over, or not even observed it.Field and Hedgerow|Richard Jefferies
Any other man in the world would have slurred the matter over, and never kept the promise of the introduction.The Storm Centre|Charles Egbert Craddock
British Dictionary definitions for slurred
verb slurs, slurring or slurred (mainly tr)
- a performance or execution of a melodic interval of two or more notes in a part
- the curved line (⌢ or ⌣) indicating this