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Topic: MUSIC

Sense: 1,3
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from Low German slurrn 'to shuffle'
Sense: 2
Date: 1600-1700
Origin: slur 'thin mud' (15-19 centuries)

slur

1 verb
     
slur1 past tense and past participle slurred, present participle slurring
1 [intransitive and transitive] to speak unclearly without separating your words or sounds correctly
slur your words/speech
She was slurring her words as if she was drunk.
His voice sounded slurred.
2 [transitive] to criticize someone or something unfairly
3 [transitive]APM to play a group of musical notes smoothly together
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