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
Recent Examples on the Web Parra was sent back to his cell, but returned to the medical unit about five hours later after complaining of blurry vision, headaches, disorientation and confusion. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County Jail inmate died of drug overdose after jail officials ignored warning signs, including that he couldn’t walk, lawsuit says," 24 June 2020 Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Wisconsin calls in National Guard to protect state buildings," 24 June 2020 Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. CBS News, "Crowds tear down statues, apparently attack Wisconsin state senator," 24 June 2020 Her mother had sent a slightly blurry photo Rosetta had taken, of a Katura tree growing in her yard, although adults call it a katsura. Chris Colin, Wired, "News at 11: Kid Reporters Tackle the Coronavirus," 18 June 2020 With more depth layers, instead of a uniformly blurry background that provided a poor emulation of depth of field, the Nokia 9 could have progressive amounts of background blur depending on the depth of the scene, just like a DSLR. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Light, the company behind the Nokia 9 camera, quits the smartphone business," 12 June 2020 The blurry video shows a woman holding a lighter to an indistinct object on a Brooklyn street. NBC News, "New York officers could face suspension after street clashes," 6 June 2020 That border is known as the line of actual control, but its precise location can be blurry, and there is still dispute between China and India as to where one country ends and the other begins. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Indian defense minister says there have been 'significant' Chinese troop movements amid border tensions," 4 June 2020 The photo was blurry and of its backside and a few humans were freaking out, but not all. Rachel Levin,, "In the Bay Area, wildlife comes out to play while humans shelter in place," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of blurry

1757, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2020

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“Blurry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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