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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 slur /ˈslɝ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slur v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slurred p. pr. & vb. n. Slurring ]
 1. To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
 2. To disparage; to traduce.
 3. To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
    With periods, points, and tropes, he slurs his crimes.   --Dryden.
 4. To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick. [R.]
    To slur men of what they fought for.   --Hudibras.
 5. To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables; to slur one's words.
 6. Mus. To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.
 7. Print. To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slur, n.
 1. A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo. “Gaining to his name a lasting slur.”
 2. A trick played upon a person; an imposition. [R.]
 3. Mus. A mark, thus [or connecting notes that are to be sung to the same syllable, or made in one continued breath of a wind instrument, or with one stroke of a bow; a tie; a sign of legato.
 4. In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played
      2: 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" [syn: aspersion]
      3: a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek" [syn:
          smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch]
      v 1: play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most
           beautiful passage in the sonata"
      2: speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your
         comments are slurring your co-workers"
      3: utter indistinctly
      4: become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two
         theories blurred" [syn: blur, dim] [ant: focus]
      [also: slurring, slurred]