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slur

Music
a. a performance or execution of a melodic interval of two or more notes in a part
b. the curved line (⌣ or ⌢) indicating this
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"Nay, it would ill become me to cast a slur upon a lady who is both my guest and the wife of my comrade-in-arms," said the Seneschal of Villefranche.
"I know English, and I know what you mean, sir," Johnson answered, his flush deepening at the slur on his knowledge of the English language.
There was more than one slur on the Colonel that made people shy of him; but the blot of the Diamond is all I need mention here.
The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 2000 GMT on the @jack account of the founder of the short messaging service before being deleted.
The families were accusing other community in the village of discrimination and using casteist slurs against them.
Were the anonymous letter containing racial and homophobic slurs a Geneva man sent to people from a "What's Happening" Facebook group a crime, or speech protected by the First Amendment?
It is probably because of the prejudices which they entertain that we come across ethnic, racial, social and political slurs that people hurl at each other.
Drunk PC Katie Barratt was sacked for making racist slurs after a Northumbria Police Christmas party.
It's been one of the biggestgames of 2018, yet Fallout 76 has attracted some negative attention in the last few days, after an incident involvinghomophobic slurs went viral.
The book focuses heavily on scales, harmonic series slurs, and large interval slurs.
A 25-year-old Bahraini has lost his challenge against a one-month jail sentence for using racial slurs and threatening officers.
"It's the atomic bomb of racial slurs," Kennedy said, adding that the term has also been weaponized against Palestinians, the Irish and other groups.