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 Skin rashes, difficulty breathing, blurry vision and hair loss. oregonlive, "Flight attendants allege uniforms are making them sick," 14 Jan. 2020 Normally, a shot in the dark like that would be difficult to capture on camera without ending up blurry, too dark, or too grainy. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Want to get better iPhone 11 pics? Here are a few tips from the pros," 23 Dec. 2019 Among them is a blurry photo taken off the coast of the island in 1937; TIGHAR contends that the image may show a chunk of the Lockheed Electra’s landing gear sticking up from the waters’ edge. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Why the Much-Publicized Mission to Find Amelia Earhart’s Plane Is Likely to Come Up Empty," 1 Aug. 2019 This can, in turn, lead to a headache from eye strain (along with other symptoms like tired eyes, burning or itchy eyes, blurry vision, and difficulty concentrating, according to the Mayo Clinic. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "Here’s Why You Might Get a Headache From New Glasses," 20 Nov. 2019 In addition to causing shivering, sweating, difficulty breathing, and blurry vision as a result of vibrating eyeballs, low-frequency sounds can also, apparently, produce ghosts. Bianca Bosker, The Atlantic, "Why Everything Is Getting Louder," 8 Oct. 2019 Schematically, this Broncos defense will be blurry and well-disguised, which is nothing like the ones Carr has faced in past years. Andy Benoit,, "Previewing Saints-Texans, Broncos-Raiders on Monday Night Football," 9 Sep. 2019 While blurry and somewhat frenetic, the video appears to show a gun falling from Zaporta’s hand as the officer fires the fatal shots. Rebecca Lurye,, "Hartford police officers placed on leave after deadly I-84 shooting have returned to work, lieutenant says," 22 Aug. 2019 Things get blurry when the two-step into character for the Faire, Emily as tavern wench Emma and Simon as dashing pirate Captain Leatherpants Blackthorne. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Hot Stuff: September romances visit Victorian Oxford, a Renaissance Faire, Michelin restaurants, and more," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of blurry

1757, in the meaning defined above

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“Blurry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 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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