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

Definition (noun): a disparaging remark

Example: in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion

Definition (noun): a disparaging remark

Example: it is difficult for a woman to understand a man’s sensitivity to any slur on his virility

Definition (noun): a blemish made by dirt

Example: he had a smudge on his cheek

Definition (verb): play smoothly or legato

Example: the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata

Definition (verb): speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur

Example: your comments are slurring your co-workers

Definition (verb): utter indistinctly

Definition (verb): become vague or indistinct

Example: The distinction between the two theories blurred

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