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slur

[ slur ]
/ slɜr /
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verb (used with object), slurred, slur·ring.

verb (used without object), slurred, slur·ring.

to read, speak, or sing hurriedly and carelessly.

noun

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Origin of slur

First recorded in 1595–1605; of multiple origins; in the sense “pass over without due consideration,” compare Low German slurren “to shuffle,” Dutch sleuren “to trail, drag”; in the sense “blot or stain,” compare Middle Dutch slore (Dutch sloor ) “sluttish woman”

OTHER WORDS FROM slur

un·slurred, adjective
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slur
/ (slɜː) /

verb slurs, slurring or slurred (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for slur

C15: probably from Middle Low German; compare Middle Low German slūren to drag, trail, Middle Dutch sloren, Dutch sleuren
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