slur
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slur(
sluhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (insult)
a. el agravio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This documentary is a slur on the memory of all those who died fighting for their freedom.Este documental es un agravio a la memoria de todos los que murieron luchando por su libertad.
b. la calumnia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The newspaper published all sorts of slurs on our family that were totally untrue.El periódico publicó todo tipo de calumnias sobre nuestra familia sin el menor asomo de verdad.
c. la difamación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Comments like that are a slur on the good name of our community.Los comentarios como ese son una difamación del buen nombre de nuestra comunidad.
2. (mumble)
a. la dificultad al hablar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The slur in her voice was getting more pronounced.Empezaba a tener más dificultad al hablar.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After Dick had the stroke, there was a definite slur in his speech.Después de que Dick sufriera el ataque de apoplejía, se notaba mucho que arrastraba las palabras.
As a child, my sister had a slur due to a speech impediment.De pequeña mi hermana no articulaba bien las palabras a causa de un defecto del habla.
3. (music)
a. el ligado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's a slur between the last note of that bar and the first note of the next.Hay un ligado entre la última nota de este compás y la primera del siguiente.
b. la ligadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That curved mark joining the two quarter notes is a slur.Esa marca curva que une las dos negras es una ligadura.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to pronounce indistinctly)
a. arrastrar (words)
He slurs his words so much I can hardly understand him.Arrastra tanto las palabras que apenas lo entiendo.
b. articular mal
I could tell she was tired because she began to slur her speech.Se notaba que estaba cansada porque empezó a articular mal las palabras.
c. mascullar
"What do you want now?" he slurred."¿Qué quieres ahora?" masculló.
5. (to insult)
a. difamar
If that guy thinks he can succeed in business by slurring all his competitors, he's wrong.Si ese tipo cree que puede triunfar en los negocios a base de difamar a todos sus competidores, está equivocado.
b. calumniar
This month her ex-husband has made it his business to slur her on social media.Este último mes su exmarido se ha dedicado a calumniarla en las redes sociales.
6. (music)
a. ligar
The composer wouldn't have slurred those two notes if he wanted them both to be played.El compositor no habría ligado esas dos notas si hubiera querido que se tocaran por separado.
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slur
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (insult)
a. la agravio m, injuria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to cast a slur on somebody's reputationmanchar la reputación de alguien
2. (in speech)
a.
there was a slur in her voicehablaba arrastrando las palabras
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. pronunciar con dificultad
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slur [slɜːʳ]
noun
1 (stigma) mancha (f); calumnia (f)
to cast a slur on sb manchar la reputación de algn; it is no slur on him to say that ... no es hacer un reparo a él decir que ...; no es baldonarle decir que ...
2 (Mús) ligado (m)
transitive verb
1 [+word etc] pronunciar mal; tragar
2 (Mús) ligar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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