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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a blurred outline (=unclear)
▪ Through the spaces between the bars he saw the blurred outline of the oil derrick high in the sky.
▪ He was shown a blurred photograph, taken from a moving car.
blurred (=not clear)
▪ He complained of headaches and blurred vision.
▪ Then a face swam into view above him, filling his blurred vision, as he regained consciousness.
▪ When ingested, Aldicarb can cause headaches, stomach upsets, diarrhoea and blurred vision.
▪ Jimmy saw him coming through blurred vision and wished that he could get to his feet, but he couldn't move.
▪ Symptoms include coughing, blurred vision, nausea, fits, faintness and skin rashes.
▪ a blurred image
▪ All I have to remind me of Albert are a few letters and a blurred photo.
▪ Without my glasses, anything more than a few feet away looks blurred.
▪ She tried to keep her blurred eyes focused on the sky.
▪ Soon the blurred sketch of the view will disappear and in its place will come an entanglement of lights.
▪ Still, blurred or not, at least there is only one reality.
▪ There are square miles of shifting, sinking sand where the normally clean-cut edge between sea and land has become blurred.
▪ There will be blurred distance vision, but the near vision can be good, depending on the type of dislocation.
▪ When he tried, all he saw in his mind was a blurred grey oval.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

blurred \blurred\ (bl[^u]rd), adj. out of focus; not sharply defined.

Syn: bleary, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, muzzy.

  1. Out of focus; partially obscured; smudged. v

  2. (en-past of: blur)

  1. 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]

  2. [also: blurring, blurred]

  1. adj. 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]

  1. v. 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]

  7. [also: blurring, blurred]


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Blurred may refer to:

  • Blurred vision, blurring of an image due to incorrect focus
  • Blurred lanternshark, a species of dogfish shark
  • Blurred (play), an Australian play by Stephen Davies about schoolies week
  • Blurred (film), a 2002 Australian film about schoolies week
  • "Blurred" (song), a song by Pianoman
Blurred (play)

Blurred is a play by Stephen Davis that focuses on schoolies week. It was written for young actors and first produced at Brisbane Festival Hall in 1999 for STAGE X as part of an initiative by the Queensland Performing Arts Trust. It was later turned into Blurred, a 2002 Australian film.

Blurred (film)

Blurred is a 2002 Australian film about groups of school leavers travelling to schoolies week on the Gold Coast. It was directed by Evan Clarry and written by Stephen Davis and Kier Shorey.

Blurred (song)

"Blurred" is a single released by dance music artist Pianoman in 1996.

The song is a mix of mid-'90s dance production (such as a prominent synthesizer riff running throughout the song), a sample of the chorus from the Blur song " Girls & Boys", and a piano melody from Jimi Polo's "Better Days", that comes in whenever the Blur sample does. It was a big hit in Ibiza in 1995 before being officially released the next year.

The song reached number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, after Blur approved the sample (Blur initially disliked the use of the sample, until they saw the success the track had attained in clubs across Europe), but remains Pianoman's only hit single.

Usage examples of "blurred".

The gher hung in the analogue of the night sky, among great blurred star-spheres.

Dez, Blaise shook her head, but with her vision still blurred by tears, she managed to follow Blair to their next class.

Nevertheless, it were difficult otherwise to account for the faintly indicated slant of those little black eyes, the blurred modelling of the nose, the high cheekbones, and the thin thatch of coarse black hair which was plastered down with abundant brilliantine above that mask of pallid features.

Winter gazed at the blurred outline of Marler through his misted-up glasses.

I think it helped that they relied on each other so much, drawing closer and closer until the distinction between their personalities blurred, and they melded almost like one being.

For a microsecond, the screens blurred as navigational tracking was shifted from one space buoy to another.

The two states of reality overlapped in these transitional stages, and the criterion I used to differentiate the latter from either state of reality was that their component elements were blurred.

Her life-long economic parasitism has utterly blurred her conception of the meaning of equality.

As they came close they saw marks on it which had previously been blurred into the general background of scratches and discoloration: a long jagged crack in its polyhedral casing, a concertinaed band of distortion around its center.

One morning, during the time when the days blurred together, he was coaxing the morning meal into me when we looked up to see Prest standing just inside the tent, his face grim.

The prows and sails of the quadriremes blurred, dissolved to ghost-ships, as the air was filled with whirling rock.

Fed gun position to the man climbing toward him in a hard suit blurred by the frosty gray of recondensed metal vapor.

The face was lined around the jaw, reddened and tanned by wind, but not blurred or bloated, and one could still see the young officer.

The dazzling yellow walls-cleaned and replastered after the Tyr-storm- lifted up in front of them, the freshly repainted portraits of the Lion-King were blurred, but colorful at this distance.

The solidity, without gaps, of a network of species and genera, and the series of events that have blurred that network, both belong, at the same level, to the epistemological foundation that made a body of knowledge like natural history possible in the Classical age.