(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
a disparaging remark
"in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion"; "it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility"
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slurverb
a blemish made by dirt
"he had a smudge on his cheek"
smudge, bit, patch, dapple, office, speckle, pip, touch, cytosmear, place, smear, aspersion, daub, fleck, cytologic smear, maculation, post, stain, malignment, position, smirch, vilification, billet, blot, spotlight, spot, point, situation, berth, topographic point
play smoothly or legato
"the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"
speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur
"your comments are slurring your co-workers"
blur, dim, slurverb
become vague or indistinct
"The distinction between the two theories blurred"
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How to use slur in a sentence?
During Tuesday night's Red Sox-Orioles game, it was reported to Red Sox-Orioles security that a racial slur was used in a comment from one fan to another fan, the offending individual was promptly ejected from the ballpark, and has since been notified they are no longer welcome at Fenway Park this week.On.
The tweet by the Washington Redskins rings hollow to me. If the team was really interested in standing in solidarity for racial justice, they would change their name from the dictionary-defined racial slur they continue to use. As an indigenous person, I feel their tweet comes off as tone-deaf, not woke. Violence comes in many forms, some more subtle than others. Indigenous Peoples are not your mascots.
When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature.
I welcome debate in Congress based on the merits of policy, but it's unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, including support for the US-Israel relationship, we all take the same oath. Worse, Representative Omar comments leveled that charge by invoking a vile anti-Semitic slur.
Calling someone a horrible racial slur and telling them to kill themselves is totally OK with Facebook Messenger.
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- reden, Bindebogen, undeutlichGerman
- legato, ligadura de expresiónSpanish
- sokeltaa, loukkaus, loukata, sammaltaa, herja, herjataFinnish
- liaison d'expression, mal articuler, legato, couléFrench
- ceangalScottish Gaelic
- legatura di espressione, legatura di portamento, legatura di fraseItalian
- легато, инсинуацияRussian
- bindebåge, sluddraSwedish
- తొందరపాటుతో నిర్లక్ష్యంగాTelugu
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