Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun slur

3 senses of slur

Sense 1
slur -- ((music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato)
       => musical notation -- ((music) notation used by musicians)

Sense 2
aspersion, slur -- (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")
       => disparagement, depreciation, derogation -- (a communication that belittles somebody or something)

Sense 3
smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur -- (a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek")
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb slur

4 senses of slur

Sense 1
slur -- (play smoothly or legato; "the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata")
       => play, spiel -- (replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully")

Sense 2
slur -- (speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur; "your comments are slurring your co-workers")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

Sense 3
slur -- (utter indistinctly)
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 4
blur, dim, slur -- (become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")
          Phrasal Verb-> slur over#1

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