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Dictionary definition for: Slur

1. (n) (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

2. (v) play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"

3. (n) a disparaging remark; "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"

4. (v) speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers"

5. (n) a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"

6. (v) utter indistinctly

7. (v) become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

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