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English noun: slur

1. slur (communication) (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato


Broader (hypernym)musical notation


Narrower (hyponym)tie


Domain categorymusic

2. slur (communication) a disparaging remark


SamplesIn 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.


Synonymsaspersion


Broader (hypernym)depreciation, derogation, disparagement


Narrower (hyponym)ethnic slur

3. slur (attribute) a blemish made by dirt


SamplesHe had a smudge on his cheek.


Synonymsblot, daub, smear, smirch, smudge, spot


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar


Narrower (hyponym)blotch, fingermark, fingerprint, inkblot, splodge, splotch


English verb: slur

1. slur (creation) play smoothly or legato


SamplesThe pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata.


ExamplesThey will slur the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play, spiel


Domain categorymusic

2. slur (communication) speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur


SamplesYour comments are slurring your co-workers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)denote, refer

3. slur (communication) utter indistinctly


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

4. slur (change) become vague or indistinct


SamplesThe distinction between the two theories blurred.


Synonymsblur, dim


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)weaken


Narrower (hyponym)efface, obliterate


Antonymsfocalise, focalize, focus









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