Synonyms for 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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