how to pronounce slur


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

“… uh why karen is not a slur uh black …”

meanings of slur


  1. To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.
  2. To insult or slight.
  3. To play legato or without separate articulation; to connect (notes) smoothly.
  4. To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
  5. To run together; to articulate poorly.
  6. To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
  7. To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.


  1. A trick or deception.
  2. An insult or slight.
  3. A set of notes that are played legato, without separate articulation.
  4. In knitting machines, a device for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.
  5. The symbol indicating a legato passage, written as an arc over the slurred notes (not to be confused with a tie).

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