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

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 And because many of us still work from home at least part of the time, the lines between work and home can often become blurred. Alan Price, Forbes, 13 June 2022 But with scenes suggesting too many possible explanations on the one hand, and others leaving little room for doubt, the moment-to-moment stakes feel blurred, in contrast to the film’s sharp cinematography and blunt editing. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 The lines of reality—who's a work of fiction and who's a real person, and what actually happened—became blurred in Glee, and so too in The Girl From Plainville. ELLE, 8 Apr. 2022 In the snaps, Graham stands nude in front of a blurred background of palm trees while covering her breasts with her arm. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Though the lines between fairies, elves, and pixies can get a little blurred for us regular folk, the general vibes take note from fairytales and films like The Lord Of The Rings that depict the creatures as the epitome of elegance. Pema Bakshi, refinery29.com, 5 May 2022 The artwork accompanying the song is a blurred image of the Swedish singer-songwriter, the effect more intoxicated than intentionally artful. Vogue, 25 Mar. 2022 On Wednesday, the musician announced the release of his album Twelve Carat Toothache on June 3 by simply posting a presave link featuring the album artwork: a blurred, red photo of his face. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 27 Apr. 2022 The result is a blurred portrait of an outbreak that has sweeping ramifications for both the people of Shanghai and the rest of the world, given the city’s place as an economic, manufacturing and shipping hub. Huizhong Wu And Dake Kang, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blurred

1701, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Blurred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blurred. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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