blur·​ry | \ ˈblər-ē How to pronounce blurry (audio) \
blurrier; blurriest

Definition of blurry

: lacking definition or focus

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Other Words from blurry

blurrily \ ˈblər-​ə-​lē How to pronounce blurrily (audio) \ adverb
blurriness \ ˈblər-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce blurriness (audio) \ noun

Examples of blurry in a Sentence

a blurry image in the foreground of the photograph

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March 2015 Extremely blurry photos appear to show Holmes and Foxx holding hands, and Us Weekly unofficially confirms the relationship. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Literally Every Single Thing We Know About Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx's Relationship," 28 Jan. 2019 But first impressions are that the new iPad Pro makes that longterm vision a little less blurry. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "2018 iPad Pro hands-on: Improving on the world’s best tablet," 30 Oct. 2018 However, the situation remains blurry, as Russia had called for non-Syrian forces to vacate southern Syria. Ariel Ben Solomon, Jewish Journal, "Is an anti-Iran bloc of Russia, U.S. and Israel forming in Syria?," 13 June 2018 Incirlik Air Base, used by the United States and home to B61 tactical nuclear weapons, is pinpointed by a big blurry mess as shown above. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Oops! Mapping Service Blurs Out Military Bases, But Accidentally Locates Secret Ones," 10 Dec. 2018 Since electrolytes such as calcium and sodium are crucial to several body functions, an imbalance can cause dizziness, fainting, blurry vision, and even death, Dr. Wider explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Things You Need To Know About Using Laxatives For Weight Loss," 2 Jan. 2019 The clip opens with a voluminous-haired Smith serenading the track's first verse from a decrepit living room, but the night's agenda gets a bit blurry fairly soon after. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Bastille Has a Wild Night Out In 'Quarter Past Midnight' Video: Watch," 23 May 2018 Often, the rules on how to dress for work can get a bit blurry. NBC News, "Work looks for millennial women this spring," 6 Apr. 2018 Let the edges get blurry and consider the kaleidoscopic nature of your own mind. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes April 2-8," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of blurry

1757, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blurry was in 1757

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blur·​ry | \ ˈblər-ē How to pronounce blurry (audio) \
blurrier; blurriest

Kids Definition of blurry

: not in sharp focus The picture is blurry.

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