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Definition of "slur" [slur]

  • To pronounce indistinctly. (verb-transitive)
  • To talk about disparagingly or insultingly. (verb-transitive)
  • To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To glide over (a series of notes) smoothly without a break. (verb-transitive)
  • Music To mark with a slur. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slur" in a sentence
  • "But whatever the current term, it will in time become a pejorative slur, which is why they must keep switching every so often."
  • "Yet, more disturbing than the slur is the fact that the leaders of the California chapter of the National Organization of Women still insist on endorsing a man who refers to an intellectual giant, one of the leading entrepreneurs of the 21st century, a renowned and respected women, as a "whore.""
  • "The stupidity regarding this coconut slur is that Rubio is certainly not brown on the outside."