[ slur-ee ]
/ ˈslɜr i /

noun, plural slur·ries.

a thin mixture of an insoluble substance, as cement, clay, or coal, with a liquid, as water or oil.
Ceramics. a thin slip.

verb (used with object), slur·ried, slur·ry·ing.

to prepare a suspension of (a solid in a liquid).


of or relating to such a suspension.

Words nearby slurry

Origin of slurry

1400–50; late Middle English slory; perhaps akin to slur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for slurrying

/ (ˈslʌrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a suspension of solid particles in a liquid, as in a mixture of cement, clay, coal dust, manure, meat, etc with water

Word Origin for slurry

C15 slory; see slur
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