Synonyms of slur


1. slur, musical notation

usage: (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

2. aspersion, slur, disparagement, depreciation, derogation

usage: 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"

3. smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur, blemish, defect, mar

usage: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"


1. slur, play, spiel

usage: play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata"

2. slur, denote, refer

usage: speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers"

3. slur, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: utter indistinctly

4. blur, dim, slur, weaken

usage: become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred"

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Definition and meaning of slur (Dictionary)