\ 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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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 Third baseman Brandon Drury, on the disabled list since April 7 with migraines and blurred vision, took batting practice on the field before the game and will begin a rehab assignment with Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Didi Gregorius Continues His Early-Season Tear in Win Over Twins," 24 Apr. 2018 Little by little, Purcell—treading the blurred line between burnout and breakdown—perceives these sickening new crimes as the fruit of diseased notions and lingering hatreds from earlier decades and even centuries. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: Tales of Three Blood-Soaked Cities," 30 Nov. 2018 On Tuesday, the newspaper released blurred-out pictures of the new family: In one, the four beaming grandparents gather around their unlikely grandchild. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "A Chinese couple died in a car crash. Four years later, their child was born.," 12 Apr. 2018 The drugs made me nauseous, pain meds blurred the world, and the ice wrap was just freaking cold. Nancy Richardson Fischer, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Power of Not Naming My Disorder," 3 Dec. 2018 Now) These creamy lip tints give you that blurred matte lip stain look that every lip product seems to be aiming for these days. Allure Editors, Allure, "The Best New Beauty Products of September 2018," 30 Sep. 2018 All that time without treatment means the undiagnosed diabetes can quietly wreak havoc, eventually causing problems like blurred vision and nerve damage, reports the Mayo Clinic. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "What's the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?," 10 Sep. 2018 The system can then measure the atmospheric interference and use actuators to warp a thin, flexible secondary mirror up to one thousand times per second to correct for the blurred light. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "New Technology Allows Ground Telescope to Take Sharper Images Than Hubble," 18 July 2018

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First Known Use of blurred

1701, in the meaning defined above

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