: in a state of very rapid movement or activity : moving too quickly to be seen clearly : blurring
As if on cue, an Anna's hummingbird zipped up, wings ablur and feathers flashing red and green in the sun.Jim McCausland, Sunset, July 1992
So the workers scramble, their hands ablur and sweat slicking their faces …Fred Alvarez, Los Angeles Times, 24 Sept. 2000

Word History


a- entry 1 + blur entry 2

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ablur was in 1913

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“Ablur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ablur. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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