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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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He knew, poor fellow, the slur that the Verdict left on him.
But you hear, my lords of Gascony, that these gentlemen had no thought to throw a slur upon your honor or your valor, so let all anger fade from your mind.
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.
Their stiff wise men: I call them wise, not stiff--thus did I learn to slur over words.
And their happiness in their love seemed to imply a disagreeable slur on those who would have liked to feel the same and could not--and they felt a prick of conscience.
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 undeserved slur which he had cast on my management of the household did not, I am happy to say, prevent me from returning good for evil to the best of my ability, by complying with his request as readily and respectfully as ever.
I had on all occasions behaved myself so well as not to get the least slur upon my reputation on any account whatever, and all the men that I had conversed with were of so good reputation that I had not given the least reflection by conversing with them; nor did any of them seem to think there was room for a wicked correspondence, if they had any of them offered it; yet there was one gentleman, as above, who always singled me out for the diversion of my company, as he called it, which, as he was pleased to say, was very agreeable to him, but at that time there was no more in it.
She said it with a slur of the word gentleman which was more contemptuous than any emphasis, and walked slowly on.
Alternative band Slurs are set to burst on to the North East music scene this month performing their debut gig in Newcastle.
The slurs utilized neighboring tones in half and whole steps in duple, triple and quadruple groupings.
There has long been a figurative lockbox in the media that contains slurs against blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, Jews, Asians, Muslims, poor whites - just about every minority.