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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.
Sanford stated that twelve white employees of Whirlpool have supplied statements describing an environment in which other white employees, including managers and supervisors, routinely bully their black co-workers referring to them as "n " or "monkey," tell racists jokes, make racist slurs and comments on a regular basis, and write racist graffiti on the walls of the plants.
Marine Corps uttering racial slurs in drunk videos.
8 ( ANI ): Twitter has become the hub for racial attack with more than 10, 000 racial slurs being used in tweets each day, according to a new study.
In "The Semantics of Racial Slurs," an article recently published in Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, Hedger (2012) draws upon Kaplan's (1999) distinction between descriptive and expressive content to argue that slurs are expressions with purely expressive content.
GARDAI must relentlessly pursue those responsible for the disgusting anti-semitic slurs against an elderly Jewish couple.
Jesse Jackson called Jews by a racial slur and Hillary Rodham Clinton denigrated an employee with a Jewish racial slur while sober, and all is forgotten -- but Mel Gibson, who has apologized very thoroughly for his disgraceful slurs about Jews while drunk, is finished?
Here, Mozart inconsistently applies slurs over broken chords, only taking the time to write them in measure 11; the consistent texture implies that slurring and over holding would occur throughout the harmonic accompaniment of these measures.
Slurs, offensive remarks, irresponsible comments and innuendo are difficult to avoid in the heat of debate, and those who make them often complain that they have been quoted ``out of context.