blurred

adjective
\ ˈblərd How to pronounce blurred (audio) \

Definition of blurred

: characterized by dimness, indistinctness, or obscurity the blurred names on the gravestones : lacking clarity or sharpness : blurry a blurred photograph blurred vision

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Other Words from blurred

blurredly \ ˈblər-​əd-​lē How to pronounce blurredly (audio) \ adverb
I am being lifted into the air—and even as I pant and stare blurredly, limply, mindlessly, a map appears, of the dark ground where I ran … — Harold Brodkey

Examples of blurred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other problems Meanwhile, the issue of e-cigarette regulation became blurred this week as well. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "CDC refines definition of vaping-linked illnesses, lowers case count," 13 Sep. 2019 But what happens when the line between ally and activist becomes blurred? Gianluca Russo, Teen Vogue, "Jameela Jamil Advocates for Fat People Despite Being a Thin Woman, and That’s Okay," 12 Sep. 2019 Poorly fitting costume contact lenses can cause many eye problems, including surface abrasions, allergic reactions, and blurred vision. Phillip Yuhas, Quartz, "Halloween costume contact lenses aren’t just scary—they’re dangerous," 29 Oct. 2019 Poorly fitting costume contact lenses can cause many eye problems, including surface abrasions, allergic reactions and blurred vision. Phillip Yuhas, The Conversation, "The scariest part of Halloween may be costume contact lenses, an eye doctor says," 28 Oct. 2019 Poorly fitting costume contact lenses can cause many eye problems, including surface abrasions, allergic reactions and blurred vision. The Conversation, oregonlive, "All the reasons not to wear costume contact lenses this Halloween," 28 Oct. 2019 The mushrooms typically don't produce lingering side effects; henbane does, including headache, dilated pupils, and blurred vision. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Viking berserkers may have used henbane to induce trance-like state," 18 Sep. 2019 The symptoms for methanol poisoning include dizziness, weakness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness, blurred vision and blindness. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Taking a vacation? Here's how to avoid tainted alcohol anywhere you travel," 22 Aug. 2019 High-level poisoning can result in vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision and loss of consciousness. Faith Karimi, CNN, "Carbon monoxide poisoning sickens 46 people at a motel in Canada," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of blurred

1701, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jan 2020

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“Blurred.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blurred. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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