blur·​ry | \ ˈblər-ē \
blurrier; blurriest

Definition of blurry

: lacking definition or focus

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Other Words from blurry

blurrily \ ˈblər-​ə-​lē \ adverb
blurriness \ ˈblər-​ē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of blurry in a Sentence

a blurry image in the foreground of the photograph

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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 Last week, the Rehab Addict star shared a blurry picture of herself in a one-piece bathing suit taken in the mirror in the entryway of her home. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Nicole Curtis Looks Stronger Than Ever in New Swimsuit Photo," 13 Aug. 2018 Outside this region, the image that the eye perceives is largely blurry and colorless. Nick Chater, WSJ, "You See Less Than You Think," 10 Aug. 2018 The most common side effects here include dry mouth, fatigue, excessive sleeping, increased appetite, swelling of the hands and feet, tremors, and blurry vision, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. 5. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Bipolar Disorder Treatments You Should Know About," 30 Nov. 2018 The bigger problem is that the screen is just blurry. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "RED Hydrogen One review: all hype," 29 Oct. 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 \
blurrier; blurriest

Kids Definition of blurry

: not in sharp focus The picture is blurry.

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