blur·​ry ˈblər-ē How to pronounce blurry (audio)
blurrier; blurriest
: lacking definition or focus
blurrily adverb
blurriness noun

Examples of blurry in a Sentence

a blurry image in the foreground of the photograph
Recent Examples on the Web In the blurry clip, Swift sits down in what appears to be a VIP area, singing and dancing along to her own lyrics as the Lover hit blares over the noisy crowd. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 16 Apr. 2024 The section of the image that had previously shown only a blurry gray wall now reveals a face in shockingly high resolution. James Folta, The New Yorker, 16 Apr. 2024 Planet Proton’s Limits Conceptually, this kind of analysis smooths out the blurry dance of quarks into a solid, planetlike object, with pressures and forces acting on each speck of volume. Charlie Wood, WIRED, 14 Apr. 2024 Surveillance video shows a blurry group of figures surrounding a car. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 13 Apr. 2024 Eyelid bump symptoms may vary but can include a gritty or itchy sensation in your eye, blurry vision, sensitivity to light, swelling, and watery eyes. Jenna Demmer, Health, 13 Apr. 2024 Photos and videos taken with the camera look poorly lit and blurry. Brian X. Chen Andri Tambunan, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 In the rare case that someone does damage their eyes, that damage usually shows up as a blurry spot in the field of vision, hours or up to a day after watching the eclipse. Nell Greenfieldboyce, NPR, 8 Apr. 2024 And, on the other hand, Normani ditched the trend completely, finishing off the week with a black bang, a blurry wing and matte blush. Essence, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blurry was in 1757

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“Blurry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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