Slur

Slur

, n. 1. A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo. "Gaining to his name a lasting slur." South.
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2. A trick played upon a person; an imposition. [R.]
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3. (Mus.) A mark, thus [ or ], connecting notes that are to be sung to the same syllable, or made in one continued breath of a wind instrument, or with one stroke of a bow; a tie; a sign of legato.
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4. In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.
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