blear

verb
\ ˈblir How to pronounce blear (audio) \
bleared; blearing; blears

Definition of blear

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make (the eyes) sore or watery
2 : dim, blur

blear

adjective

Definition of blear (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : dim with water or tears
2 : obscure to the view or imagination

Examples of blear in a Sentence

Verb her image was bleared, as if I were staring at it through a watery lens Adjective I can't describe him; all I saw was a blear figure for an instant.

First Known Use of blear

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blear

Verb

Middle English bleren, probably from Old English *blerian; akin to Low German bleer-oged bleary-eyed

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“Blear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blear. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for blear

blear

transitive verb
\ ˈbli(ə)r How to pronounce blear (audio) \

Medical Definition of blear

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make (the eyes) sore or watery

blear

adjective

Medical Definition of blear (Entry 2 of 2)

: dim with water or tears

Other Words from blear

blear-eyed \ -​ˈīd How to pronounce blear (audio) \ adjective

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