how to pronounce slur


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the above transcription of slur is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

slur is pronounced in one syllable

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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).

slur frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word slur occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics slur 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 slur can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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