- 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.
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Origin of slur
OTHER WORDS FROM slurun·slurred, adjective
How to use slur in a sentence
The slurring of relationships and transactions has effects ranging from the gruesome to the melancholy.Meet The Former Call Girl Saving Hookers For Jesus|Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shawn and Shelley sat in the sun at the pool until Jerry Lee came out, looking mean and slurring his words.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He did not appear drunk in any obvious weaving, slurring way.Tina Brown: No, Conspiracy Theorists, Princess Diana Was Not Murdered|Tina Brown|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It turns out that as a slurring, stumbling Weeble Wobble of a trophy wife, Akerman really shines.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Slurring her words and stumbling on her delivery, people wondered aloud if, gasp, Sawyer was drunk on air.13 Must-See Moments From Election Night (VIDEO)|Jake Heller, Ben Teitelbaum|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A further example of the slurring over of syllables by the uneducated (qu' for que, m' for me, vot' for votre, Etc.).Contes Franais|Douglas Labaree Buffum
Nothing so quickly gives an effect of slovenly speech as the slurring of consonants, where it is not generally adopted.The Sounds of Spoken English|Walter Rippmann
The most common fault is indistinctness—slurring over or leaving out notes.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
On came the figure, its long arms swinging mechanically, and its feet slurring over the stone pavement.The Land of the Changing Sun|William N. Harben
Even as a tiny boy he had brazened it out, boasting of his mental achievements and slurring the weakness of his stunted body.The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
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