“I was a nobody there,” Sisler insisted in a telephone interview, during which he slurred his words and acknowledged he was drunk.
Ke$ha swayed back and forth, head bobbing, slurred her words, and held on for dear life to Wiz for balance.
When he slurred and smelled of alcohol, they ordered him out of the car for sobriety tests.
But in the car, the girl started to nod off, she started to slump and she slurred her words.
The shooting left Brady with slurred speech, and with partial paralysis, which required him to use a wheelchair.
The tonic and the dominant are the prevalent intervals, and the intermediate notes are slurred or slightly sounded.
Hitherto Meg's experience had been that it was a thing to be slurred over, like a deformity.
Hence in higher forms the ancestral stages will often be slurred over and very incompletely represented.
The words were not slurred, but they were in a language Gefty didn't know.
Sometimes I fear our "regular" prayers were slurred over, or mumbled in anything but reverent haste.
"deliberate slight, disparaging or slighting remark," c.1600, from dialectal slur "thin or fluid mud," from Middle English slore (mid-15c.), cognate with Middle Low German sluren, Middle Dutch sloren "to trail in mud." Related to East Frisian sluren "to go about carelessly," Norwegian slora "to be careless." Literal sense of "a mark, stain, smear" is from 1660s in English. The musical sense (1746) is from the notion of "sliding." Meaning "act or habit of slurring" in speech is from 1882.
c.1600, "smear, soil by smearing," from slur (n.). Meaning "disparage depreciate" is from 1650s. In music, from 1746; of speech, from 1893. Related: Slurred; slurring.