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Meaning of word slur from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

slur   noun

Meaning : (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato.

Meaning : A disparaging remark.

Example : In the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion.
It is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility.

Synonyms : aspersion

Meaning : A blemish made by dirt.

Example : He had a smudge on his cheek.

Synonyms : blot, daub, smear, smirch, smudge, spot

slur   verb

Meaning : Play smoothly or legato.

Example : The pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata.

Meaning : Speak disparagingly of. E.g., make a racial slur.

Example : Your comments are slurring your co-workers.

Meaning : Utter indistinctly.

Meaning : Become vague or indistinct.

Example : The distinction between the two theories blurred.

Synonyms : blur, dim

Become focussed or come into focus.

The light focused.
focalise, focalize, focus