- 1slur something | + speech to pronounce words in a way that is not clear so that they run into each other, usually because you are drunk or tired She had drunk too much and her speech was slurred.
- 2slur something (music) to play or sing a group of two or more musical notes so that each one runs smoothly into the next
- 3slur somebody/something to harm somebody’s reputation by making unfair or false statements about them She accused the programme of slurring the company’s name. Word Origin Middle English: originally as noun in sense ‘thin, fluid mud’, later as verb meaning ‘smear’, ‘belittle (a person)’, ‘gloss over (a fault)’.
BrE BrE//slɜː(r)//; NAmE NAmE//slɜːr//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slur
BrE BrE//slɜː(r)//; NAmE NAmE//slɜːr//he / she / it slurs
BrE BrE//slɜːz//; NAmE NAmE//slɜːrz//past simple slurred
BrE BrE//slɜːd//; NAmE NAmE//slɜːrd//past participle slurred
BrE BrE//slɜːd//; NAmE NAmE//slɜːrd//-ing form slurring
BrE BrE//ˈslɜːrɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɜːrɪŋ//