blur definition, meaning - what is blur in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “blur”

See all translations

blur

noun [S] uk   /blɜːr/  us   /blɝː/
something that you cannot see clearly: If I don't wear my glasses, everything is just a blur. something that you cannot remember or understand clearly: It all happened so long ago that it's just a blur to me now. The last few days seem to have gone by in a blur.

blur

verb [I or T] uk   /blɜːr/  us   /blɝː/ (-rr-)
to (make something or someone) become difficult to see clearly: As she drifted into sleep, the doctor's face began to blur and fade. to make the difference between two things less clear, or to make it difficult to see the exact truth about something: This film blurs the line/distinction/boundary between reality and fantasy.
(Definition of blur from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blur?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “blur” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More