how to pronounce slur

/ˈslɝ/

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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 frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word slur occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

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

verb:

  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.

noun:

  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).

words with pronunciation similar to slur

slurryslewslawslurpstirblurspurseresissly

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