slurslur1 /slɜː $ slɜːr/ verb (slurred, slurring) 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]SPEAK A LANGUAGE to speak unclearly without separating your words or sounds correctlyslur your words/speech 🔊 She was slurring her words as if she was drunk. 🔊 His voice sounded slurred.2[transitive]CRITICIZE to criticize someone or something unfairly3[transitive]APM to play a group of musicalnotes smoothly together→ See Verb table
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slur• After just a couple of drinks, she starts to slur.• Her speech was slurred and barely comprehensible.• Her speech was ever so slightly slurred and her eyes seemed to swim in and out of focus.• Much of her memory is gone, her speech is slurred, and she suffersseizures.• The voice was the same: clear and authoritative, sure of itself, although faintly slurred by alcohol.• Not only was the gentleman's intonation unmistakably genteel, but he was slurring his words very slightly.• When Lionel is tired he tends to slur his words.• He was laughing, his voice slurred with reds.slur your words/speech• She was slurring her words and holding on to the bar-top for support.• Not only was the gentleman's intonation unmistakably genteel, but he was slurring his words very slightly.
slurslur2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1CRITICIZEan unfaircriticism that is intended to make people dislike someone or somethingslur on/against 🔊 Milton regarded her comment as a slur on his country. 🔊 How dare she cast a slur on (=criticize) my character? 🔊 a racist slur2APM technical a curved line written over musical notes to show they must be played together smoothly