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Mumble vs. Slur

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Mumbleverb

To speak unintelligibly or inaudibly; to fail to articulate.

‘Please try not to mumble so I can hear you better.’;

Slurnoun

An insult or slight.

‘a racial slur’;

Mumbleverb

To chew something gently with closed lips.

Slurnoun

(music) A set of notes that are played legato, without separate articulation.

Mumblenoun

A quiet or unintelligible vocalization; a low tone of voice.

‘All I could hear was a mumble from the next room.’; ‘He spoke in a barely comprehensible mumble.’;

Slurnoun

(music) The symbol indicating a legato passage, written as an arc over the slurred notes (not to be confused with a tie).

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Mumbleverb

To speak with the lips partly closed, so as to render the sounds inarticulate and imperfect; to utter words in a grumbling indistinct manner, indicating discontent or displeasure; to mutter.

‘Peace, you mumbling fool.’; ‘A wrinkled hag, with age grown double,Picking dry sticks, and mumbling to herself.’;

Slurnoun

(obsolete) A trick or deception.

Mumbleverb

To chew something gently with closed lips.

Slurnoun

In knitting machines, a device for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.

Mumbleverb

To utter with a low, inarticulate voice.

Slurverb

To insult or slight.

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Mumbleverb

To chew or bite gently, as one without teeth.

‘Gums unarmed, to mumble meat in vain.’;

Slurverb

To run together; to articulate poorly.

‘to slur syllables;’; ‘He slurs his speech when he is drunk.’;

Mumbleverb

To suppress, or utter imperfectly.

Slurverb

(music) To play legato or without separate articulation; to connect (notes) smoothly.

Mumbleverb

talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

Slurverb

To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.

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Mumbleverb

grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty;

‘the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food’;

Slurverb

To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.

Slurverb

To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.

Slurverb

To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.

Slurverb

To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.

Slurverb

To disparage; to traduce.

Slurverb

To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.

‘With periods, points, and tropes, he slurs his crimes.’;

Slurverb

To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.

‘To slur men of what they fought for.’;

Slurverb

To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables; to slur one's words.

Slurverb

To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.

Slurverb

To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.

Slurnoun

A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo.

Slurnoun

A trick played upon a person; an imposition.

Slurnoun

A mark, thus [

Slurnoun

In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.

Slurnoun

(music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato

Slurnoun

a disparaging remark;

‘in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion’; ‘it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility’;

Slurnoun

a blemish made by dirt;

‘he had a smudge on his cheek’;

Slurverb

play smoothly or legato;

‘the pianist slurred the most beautiful passage in the sonata’;

Slurverb

speak disparagingly of; e.g., make a racial slur;

‘your comments are slurring your co-workers’;

Slurverb

utter indistinctly

Slurverb

become vague or indistinct;

‘The distinction between the two theories blurred’;

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