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Definition of slur:

  1. A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo.
  2. A mark, thus [ or ], connecting notes that are to be sung to the same syllable, or made in one continued breath of a wind instrument, or with one stroke of a bow; a tie; a sign of legato.
  3. A trick played upon a person; an imposition.
  4. In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.
  5. To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.
  6. To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.
  7. To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
  8. To disparage; to traduce.
  9. To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables.
  10. To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.
  11. To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.

Synonyms:

maculation, office, spotlight, cytosmear, blot, stigma, topographic point, attack, situation, blear, position, denigration, smear, confuse, point, berth, stain, accusation, daub, smutch, post, cast aspersions on, billet, fleck, traduce, pip, obscure, spot, backbite, dip, smirch, defamation, sprinkling, malignment, vilify, defame, tear down, calumny, cytologic smear, dapple, dim, asperse, calumniate, touch, libel, blind, malign, aspersion, blemish, reproach, patch, obnubilate, vilification, speckle, smudge, bit, law, glaze over, crimes, slander, place, blur, film over.

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