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 blurry (audio) \ adverb
blurriness \ ˈblər-​ē-​nəs How to pronounce blurry (audio) \ noun

Examples of blurry in a Sentence

a blurry image in the foreground of the photograph
Recent Examples on the Web Throughout season 2, the line for Emily between reality and imagination got increasingly blurry. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Hailee Steinfeld breaks down Dickinson season 2 finale, relationships with Sam and Sue," 26 Feb. 2021 Any little movement will cause the photo to be blurry, so invest in a sturdy tripod heavy enough to stand tall in the elements. Washington Post, "The aurora borealis skipped this Alaska photography class. But some swinging light cords saved the night.," 26 Feb. 2021 People who follow local government issues are hard-pressed to think of another city that has a system like the one in Minneapolis, where the lines between the mayor's authority and the council's are often blurry. Liz Navratil, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis Charter group weighs council's power over city departments," 27 Jan. 2021 In addition to patients seeking relief from blurry and double vision, a function of ultra bright LED displays and plasma monitors, Jeanniton is also fielding requests about increasingly popular eye aesthetics. Kaitlin Phillips, Vogue, "More Screen Time Is Straining Our Eyes—Here’s How One Writer Found Relief," 23 Oct. 2020 The verification process trudged along slowly, until finally, Turos said, she was told that part of the problem was that her W2 form was too blurry. NBC News, "'A big issue': Unemployment aid backlog is dire for millions of Americans," 2 Feb. 2021 The first picture ever captured of a black hole, one situated in the center of another galaxy, was pretty blurry. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "What Earth Owes to Black Holes," 7 Oct. 2020 Even if the winter and the makeup of the 2021 roster are still too blurry to see, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi offered a 20-20 look into his mandate for his third season after the Giants raised expectations in the second. Henry Schulman,, "Giants’ Zaidi lays out holes he hopes to fill to push for the playoffs in 2021," 30 Sep. 2020 Further photos showed a stack of spiritual books, a blurry flick of Hadid riding horseback, and an accumulation of rocks and gems. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Returns to Instagram After Taking a Break to Prioritize Her Mental Health," 22 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of blurry

1757, in the meaning defined above

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4 Mar 2021

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“Blurry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for blurry


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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