: characterized by dimness, indistinctness, or obscurity
the blurred names on the gravestones
: lacking clarity or sharpness : blurry
a blurred photograph
blurred vision
blurredly 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 In Illinois, health officials are warning medical providers to be on the alert for patients with botulism after two people became ill and were hospitalized with symptoms including blurred vision, droopy face and difficulty breathing. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2024 Most people who visited emergency rooms with concerns of watery eyes or blurred vision were mainly fine, Mount Sinai ophthalmologist Avnish Deobhakta told NPR. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 Experts say that looking at the eclipse with a naked eye can cause blurred vision, floaters, blind spots, or low vision. Armani Syed, TIME, 8 Apr. 2024 Per the American Society of Retina Specialists, viewing the sun -- or even a laser -- without proper eye protection can cause direct damage to the retina leading to blurred vision, blind spots or distortion, and in some cases even permanent vision loss. Kelsey Chapman, ABC News, 27 Mar. 2024 With regular use, our skin looked a little tighter, with more blurred fine lines and wrinkles. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 The man in the foreground, darker-skinned, is somehow both foregrounded and backgrounded, his blurred form complicating the harmony of the cultural hegemony above him. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2023 Acanthamoeba keratitis affects the eyes, causing pain, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2024 The intense solar radiation emitted during an eclipse can harm the sensitive cells in the retina, leading to solar retinopathy, which can result in blurred vision, blind spots or even permanent blindness, according to Prevent Blindness.org. The Arizona Republic, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blurred was in 1701

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“Blurred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blurred. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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