Slur

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Slur Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
  • a disparaging remark; "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"
  • (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  • become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"
  • utter indistinctly
  • speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers"
  • play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato ,
  • a disparaging remark; "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; "he had a smudge on his cheek"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Slur'


  • Slur: Slur may refer to: Pejorative, any term of disparagement Slur (phonology), unclear or abnormal enunciation Slur (music), a symbol in Western musical notation
  • Slur (music): A slur is a symbol in Western musical notation indicating that the notes it embraces are to be played without separation. This implies legato articulation
  • Wetback (slur): have illegal immigration status in the U.S. Generally used as an ethnic slur, the term was originally coined and applied only to Mexicans who entered
  • List of ethnic slurs: The following is a list of ethnic slurs (ethnophaulisms) that are, or have been, used as insinuations or allegations about members of a given ethnicity
  • Sexual slur: A sexual slur is a term of disparagement used to refer to members of a given sexual minority, gender, sex, or sexual orientation in a derogatory or pejorative

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Slur Sample Sentences in News


  • Waratahs forward fined for anti-gay slur in Super Rugby game
    SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Rugby Union has fined Jacques Potgieter 20,000 Australian dollars ($15,600) after the New South Wales Waratahs forward made an anti-gay slur during a Super Rugby match against the ACT Brumbies on Sunday. Read more on this news related to 'Slur'
  • Decision to fine Jacques Potgieter correct, but ARU should have given more details on investigation
    Transparency is the key for the ARU in dealing with Jacques Potgieter's homophobic slur. Read more on this news related to 'Slur'
  • WATCH: SXSW Attendee Says He Was Assaulted, Called Gay Slur
    He says a bouncer at the W Hotel yelled a gay slur and assaulted him in front of friends. read more Read more on this news related to 'Slur'

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