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

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The picture was blurry, but one of the figures in the background, Javed thought, looked a lot like Masood. Matthew Wolfe, Harper's magazine, "Without a Trace," 10 Feb. 2019 The videos are blurry but show staffers dragging three children on the ground and shoving a boy against a door. Astrid Galvan, The Seattle Times, "Workers seen dragging immigrant kids won’t be charged," 29 Mar. 2019 Sometimes, the lines can get pretty blurry and ~love~ can definitely cloud your judgment. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Are You Just Dating or in a Relationship?," 15 Mar. 2019 Even if you can be bothered to track down a relatively uncommon Mini HDMI to HDMI cable, the video output and scaling looks terrible and blurry, with no option to render proper pixels like on the NES and SNES Classic Editions. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Neo Geo Mini review: arcade imperfect," 7 Sep. 2018 Though the footage is a bit blurry, the 6 God's footwork is flawless. Carl Lamarre, Billboard, "Watch Drake Put His Best Dance Moves to the Test For the 'In My Feelings' Challenge," 12 July 2018 Before the mission’s flyby, the best images (from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope) were blurry, pixelated affairs. Amina Khan,, "Dunes of methane ice? Tiny Pluto's surface reveals big surprises," 1 June 2018 The line between just hooking up and catching feels is blurry. Daisy Melamed Sanders, Seventeen, "Everything Netflix’s New Show “Sex Education” Gets Right About Awkward Hookups," 18 Jan. 2019 March 2015 Extremely blurry photos appear to show Holmes and Foxx holding hands, and Us Weekly unofficially confirms the relationship. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Literally Every Single Thing We Know About Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx's Relationship," 28 Jan. 2019

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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 How to pronounce blurry (audio) \
blurrier; blurriest

Kids Definition of blurry

: not in sharp focus The picture is blurry.

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