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slur

slur

 
pronunciation:
sluhr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slurred, slurring, slurs
definition 1: to speak of disparagingly; belittle.
She would not allow her late husband's reputation to be slurred, and she demanded that the newspaper print a retraction.
synonyms:
affront, disparage, insult
similar words:
abuse, belittle, blacken, denigrate, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, malign, revile, slander, smear, smirch, sully, vilify, wrong
definition 2: to run (sounds or words) together; pronounce indistinctly.
She'd drunk quite a lot of wine and she was slurring her words.
synonyms:
elide
similar words:
drawl, garble, mumble
definition 3: to treat without due appreciation; pass by (often fol. by over).
The article slurred over his role in the scandal.
similar words:
dismiss, disregard, minimize, overlook, slight
definition 4: in music, to run (notes) together without a pause between them.
Most of the notes are slurred during the legato section.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to sing, sound, or say in a rushed, careless way.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a remark that belittles or condemns.
synonyms:
affront, aspersion, insult
similar words:
abuse, cut, invective, put-down, smear
definition 2: a slurred sound or word.
similar words:
drawl, garble, mumble
definition 3: in music, the act or an instance of slurring notes.