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 blurred (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 The blurred forms moved again in the candlelight, returning to their seats before the altar. Fred Bahnson, Harpers Magazine, "The Gate of Heaven Is Everywhere," 5 Jan. 2021 The blurred lines between work and home life had the potential to yield some unforeseen benefits, according to Hamlet. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "It's OK if you've used your phone too much this year," 23 Dec. 2020 And that uptick in screen time may come with a few side effects, such as headaches, blurred vision, or dry eyes—all common symptoms of digital eye strain. Sheila Eldred, SELF, "How Safe Is the Doctor’s Office During the Pandemic?," 8 Dec. 2020 Those who fell sick experienced sudden onset of loud noises, headaches, dizziness, hearing loss and blurred vision. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, "Report finds pulsed radio frequency 'most plausible' cause of illness that hit US diplomats in Cuba, China," 6 Dec. 2020 The 27 workers' symptoms, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in Springfield, included shortness of breath, blurred vision, eye irritation, vomiting and dizziness. Sophia Tareen, Star Tribune, "Migrant farm workers allege pesticide exposure in Illinois," 3 Dec. 2020 For anyone of a nervous disposition, whose very core is shaken by blurred gender lines, here’s a trigger warning: Styles is wearing a dress. Raven Smith, Vogue, "On Traditional Masculinity and the Bizarre Hullabaloo About a Man in a Dress," 18 Nov. 2020 And no other species symbolizes this blurred line more than salmon. Amy Gulick, The New Republic, "The Majestic Alaskan Rain Forest in Trump’s Crosshairs," 5 Nov. 2020 When the lines between home and work are so blurred, accidents will happen. Roxane Gay, New York Times, "Whitewater Unions, and a Toobin-Like Bathroom Mistake," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of blurred

1701, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2021

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“Blurred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blurred. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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