Slure or slur – which form is correct?

Slure or slur? Which of these two words is correct? Is there an “e” at the end? Or perhaps it is ok to use both variants? In this text we will try to find the answer to the question whether it is slure or slur.

Slure or slur? Which form is correct meaning definition correct form difference examples

Slure or slur? Which one is correct?

It turns out that there is only one correct form of this word and it is slur. It is the only acceptable spelling and has no alternative forms in all variants of English. Carry on reading to make sure you know all the definitions of slur.

Slure or slur? Slur – the meaning

Slur is a word with multiple meanings. It can be used as a noun and as a verb.

The meanings of slur as a noun include:

  1. An insulting remark that criticizes someone and is likely to harm their reputation.
  2. A disparaging word used to insult a particular group of people (a/an racial/homophobic/antisemitic slur).
  3. A way of pronouncing the sounds of a word that is not clear, uncontrolled or wrong, usually because you are drunk, tired or ill.
  4. A curved line used to show that a group of two or more musical notes are to be played in a smooth and connected manner.
  5. A blemish made by dirt.

The meanings of slur as a verb include:

  1. To damage someone’s reputation by criticizing or making unfair or false statements about them.
  2. To speak offensively of someone, eg. to make a/an racial/homophobic/antisemitic slur).
  3. To pronounce the sounds of a word indistinctly.
  4. To play or sing two or more musical notes in a smooth and connected manner.
  5. To blear or smear.

Now that we have learned all the meanings of slur, let’s see how to use it in a sentence. You can find some examples from the literature and press below.

Slure or slur? Examples from the literature and press

His voice still sounds like Grandpa but slower and weaker, with a slight slur.

Ellen Oh, Finding Junie Kim

He slurred even when he was sober, which was hardly ever.

Cherie Dimaline, The Marrow Thieve

The resort adopted its current name in 2021 after acknowledging that its former name, Squaw Valley, included a “racist and sexist slur” whose use is “contrary to our company’s values.”

New York Times, Jan 10, 2024

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After graduating with a MA in English Philology, Kasia lived for almost five years in the UK facing the challenge of trying to master the intricacies of English language, which is her consuming passion. Other things she enjoys doing in her spare time are singing in a local parish band, embroidery, reading, cycling, and enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends.