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"slur" in British English

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slurverb [T]

uk   /slɜːr/ us   /slɝː/ -rr-

slurnoun

uk   /slɜːr/ us   /slɝː/
(Definition of slur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slurverb [I/T]

us   /slɜr/ -rr-
  • slur verb [I/T] (PRONOUNCE BADLY)

to pronounce words in a way that is not clear: [T] How can you possibly understand someone who slurs his speech?

slurnoun [C]

us   /slɜr/
  • slur noun [C] (INSULT)

words intended to insult someone or injure someone's reputation: He apologized for shouting an ethnic slur at a fan.
  • slur noun [C] (UNCLEAR SPEECH)

the act of pronouncing words in a way that is not clear: The injury made her speak with a slur.
(Definition of slur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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