1 (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
2 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" [syn: aspersion]
3 a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn: smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch]
1 play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"
2 speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers"
3 utter indistinctly
4 become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred" [syn: blur, dim] [ant: focus] [also: slurring, slurred]
A set of notes that are played legato, without separate articulation
The symbol indicating a legato passage, written as an arc over the slurred notes
To insult or slight
To run together; to articulate poorly
- Finnish: sammaltaa
To play legato or without separate articulation
- Slur, a term of disparagement
- Slur (phonology): slurring means "not to enunciate words normally or clearly".
- Slur (music), a symbol in Western musical notation indicating that the notes it embraces are to be played legato (smoothly).
- Slur, a chicken flavored package of cat nip.
- Slur, a character from the MegaMan Anime.
- Slur: Silencing the Voice of Hatred, a book about tolerance, prejudice and the power of words by Mark Lewis
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