Slur

Definition of Slur

Pronunciation: slûr
v. t.1.To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
[imp. & p. p. Slurred (slûrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Slurring (slûr"rĭng).]
2.To disparage; to traduce.
3.To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
With periods, points, and tropes, he slurs his crimes.
- Dryden.
4.To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.
To slur men of what they fought for.
- Hudibras.
5.To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables; to slur one's words.
6.(Mus.) To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.
7.(Print.) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.
n.1.A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo.
2.A trick played upon a person; an imposition.
3.(Mus.) A mark, thus [
4.In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.

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