HyperDic: slur

English > 7 senses of the word slur:
NOUNcommunicationslur(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
communicationslur, aspersiona disparaging remark
attributeslur, smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smircha blemish made by dirt
VERBcreationslurplay smoothly or legato
communicationslurspeak disparagingly of
communicationslurutter indistinctly
changeslur, blur, dimbecome vague or indistinct
slur > pronunciation
Rhymesalveolar ... Ziegler: 240 rhymes with ler...
English > slur: 7 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato.
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Narrowertie(music) a slur over two notes of the same pitch
Broadermusical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
Verbsslurplay smoothly or legato
English > slur: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA disparaging remark.
Example "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
Narrowerethnic slurA slur on someone's race or language
Broaderdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
Spanishcalumia, calumnia, denigración, difamación, impostura
Verbsslurspeak disparagingly of
English > slur: 7 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA blemish made by dirt.
Synonymssmudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch
Narrowerblotch, splodge, splotchAn irregularly shaped spot
fingermark, fingerprintA smudge made by a (dirty) finger
inkblotA blot made with ink
Broaderblemish, defect, marA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
Spanishbaldón, churrete, mancha, manchón, manchurrón, tizne, tiznón, zurrapa
English > slur: 7 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningPlay smoothly or legato.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey will slur the duet
Example"the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Broaderplay, spielreplay (as a melody)
Nounsslur(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
English > slur: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningspeak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"your comments are slurring your co-workers"
Broaderdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Spanishcalumniar, difamar, injuriar
Nounsslura disparaging remark
English > slur: 7 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningUtter indistinctly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
Spanishatropellarse, barbotar, barbotear, embarullarse, farfullar
Catalanbarbotejar, embarbussar-se
English > slur: 7 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome vague or indistinct.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsblur, dim
Caused byblur, blearmake dim or indistinct
Narrowerobliterate, effaceRemove completely from recognition or memory
BroaderweakenBecome weaker
See alsoslur overtreat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
Oppositefocus, focalize, focaliseBecome focussed or come into focus
Spanishatenuar, desdibujarse, desdibujar, difuminarse, difuminar, empañar, enturbiarse
Catalanatenuar, desdibuixar-se, desdibuixar, difuminar-se, difuminar, entelar-se, entelar, enterbolir-se, fer-se borrós

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