\ 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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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

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Stay away from fluorescent lighting, which is too harsh for most spaces and can lead to headaches or blurred vision. Kelly Dawson, House Beautiful, "How to Design a Bachelor Pad That Isn’t a Total Cliché," 15 May 2019 As a biracial person, racial identity lines are blurred in a similar way to how gender identity lines are blurred for me. Thomas Page Mcbee, Teen Vogue, "Ian Alexander on Stereotypical Masculinity, Fluidity, and What it Means to Be a Man," 29 Apr. 2019 By slacking on social media upkeep — a consequence of switching phones — the edges of my life seem blurred to friends and acquaintances. Nicole Dieker, Longreads, "Is 2018 the Year We Step Away From Social Media?," 24 Jan. 2018 And while last season, the champs and stars had to battle each other for the chance to win $150,000 for their charities, this time, the lines are a bit blurred. Jodi Guglielmi,, "The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars," 1 May 2018 Anyone with enough time, computing power, and knowhow could easily identify people with blurred faces in YouTube videos. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Nowhere to Hide: Algorithms Are Learning to ID Pixelated Faces," 13 Sep. 2016 At a discreet modern building in a manicured Beverly Hills neighborhood, the blurred outlines of staffers at Reproductive Partners Medical Group move behind white frosted glass panels. Jancee Dunn, Vogue, "How California Became the World’s Fertility Treatment Destination," 13 Mar. 2019 The exhibition highlighted the blurred boundaries between art, architecture, craftsmanship, and design in honor of 150 years of diplomatic relations between the countries. Sarah Hucal, Curbed, "Designart Tokyo, in second-annual event, shows promise," 27 Nov. 2018 Drifting from the river and settling over the black region of the fictional Connecticut town of Monmouth, the fog deepens the book’s conditions of moral and emotional ambiguity, of blurred racial lines and family bonds. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: Black and White, in Wind and Fog," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of blurred

1701, in the meaning defined above

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