What is the meaning of slur?


  • Music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato. (
  • A disparaging remark.
    • usage: "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"
  • A blemish made by dirt.
    • usage: "he had a smudge on his cheek"


  • Play smoothly or legato.
    • usage: "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"
  • Speak disparagingly of; e. G., make a racial slur.
    • usage: "your comments are slurring your co-workers"
  • Utter indistinctly.
  • Become vague or indistinct.
    • usage: "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
|8 years ago|1.1k views|share |citing 
APAWordNet. (2010). slur. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/slur/definitions/1217853
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "slur" http://smartdefine.org/slur/definitions/1217853 (accessed April 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, slur, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/slur/definitions/1217853>.
MLAWordNet. "slur" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/slur/definitions/1217853>
{ class="autoclick" }next definition (/)