blur·​ry | \ ˈblər-ē How to pronounce blurry (audio) \
blurrier; blurriest

Definition of blurry

: lacking definition or focus

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 Immune is littered with disclaimers like this one: Regulatory T cells are one of the parts of the immune system where things become very blurry. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2022 At the same time, though, the lines between online and offline have become increasingly blurry. Telis Demos, WSJ, 30 June 2021 In Linklater's latest film, the line between these extremes is always blurry. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, 10 Apr. 2022 Jennifer told cops that the shooter was wearing a blue mask, and a blurry image was captured by that security camera near the back of the Faith house. CBS News, 9 Apr. 2022 The photo is somewhat blurry, and a detailed description of the driver was not available. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Feb. 2022 Playing paintball, Trevor sneaked up behind a boy and fired close-range into his helmet; the child developed blurry vision. Andrew Solomon, The New Yorker, 4 Apr. 2022 The officers left and drove the man to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries, which included blurry vision, according to police. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 23 Feb. 2022 Soon, there may be another good reason to suffer through a few hours of blurry vision. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blurry

1757, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Blurry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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