how to pronounce blur


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blur is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of blur in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they remove photo blur and accidents of …”

meanings of blur


  1. To smear, stain or smudge.
  2. To cause imperfection of vision in; to dim; to darken.
  3. To become indistinct.
  4. To transfer the input focus away from.
  5. To make indistinct or hazy, to obscure or dim.
  6. To sully; to stain; to blemish, as reputation.


  1. A moral stain or blot.
  2. Something that appears hazy or indistinct.
  3. A smear, smudge or blot.


  1. In a state of doubt or confusion.

blur frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word blur occurs in english on average 7.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics blur can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that blur can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to blur


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