AskDefine | Define blurred

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blur n : a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz" [syn: fuzz]


1 become glassy; lose clear vision; "Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep" [syn: film over, glaze over]
2 to make less distinct or clear; "The haze blurs the hills" [ant: focus]
3 make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions" [syn: confuse, obscure, obnubilate]
4 make a smudge on; soil by smudging [syn: smear, smudge, smutch]
5 make dim or indistinct; "The drug blurs my vision" [syn: blear] [ant: focus]
6 become vague or indistinct; "The distinction between the two theories blurred" [syn: dim, slur] [ant: focus] [also: blurring, blurred]blurred adj
1 indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes" [syn: bleary, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy]
2 unclear in form or expression; "the blurred aims of the group"; "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells [syn: clouded]blurred See blur

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK) /blɜːd/
  • (US) /blɝd/


  1. Out of focus; partially obscured; smudged.



  1. Past tense of blur.


See also

Extensive Definition

Blur can refer to:

Unfocused imagery

"Blur" generally refers to the appearance of an unfocused image. See Defocus aberration, eyeglass prescription, lens and eye. Specific terms using this meaning of "Blur" include:
  • Bokeh, the appearance of out-of-focus areas from an image produced by a lens
  • Box blur, a graphic-art effect
  • Gaussian blur, a graphic-art effect
  • Motion blur, a photographic and optical effect
  • Shallow focus, a photographic technique where the subject is in focus and the background and foreground are blurred.



"blur" refers to the event when a GUI element loses focus.


Refers to the Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa


"BLUR" celebrates the place where our cultures, ideals, interests and aspirations intersect, blend and expand into something more complete.



  • Blur Studio, CGI animation company based in California
blurred in German: Blur (Begriffsklärung)

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