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Blurry \Blur"ry\ (bl[^u]r"r[y^]), a. Full of blurs; blurred.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1855, from blur + -y (2). Related: Blurrily; blurriness.


a. 1 (context of an image English) Not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges. 2 (context figuratively English) not clear, not with well-defined boundaries.


adj. indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes" [syn: bleary, blurred, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy]


"Blurry" is a song by the band Puddle of Mudd. It was released in October 2001 as the second single from the album Come Clean.

The song is the band's best known song, reaching the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts for ten and nine weeks, respectively. This soon propelled the single to mainstream success, reaching the number 5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and Billboard Hot 100. The song is also the band's highest selling U.S. single ever, with sales of 753,000 copies, as of 2010. Additionally, the song's writers, Wes Scantlin, Doug Ardito, and Jimmy Allen won ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for this tune. "Blurry" also won 2 Billboard Awards in 2002, for Modern Rock Track of the Year and Rock Track of the Year. It also received the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. "Blurry" reached #8 in the UK Singles Chart on its release there in June 2002, becoming the band's highest charting single in the United Kingdom. The song still receives radio airplay marginally.

Usage examples of "blurry".

In the background was the blurry suggestion of a stone wall, which as a child she had imagined to be a fort.

Below was a slightly blurry picture of a man sitting in a jeep, identified as OSS Captain John Birch, for whom, Abrams realized, the right-wing organization had been named.

Jacobs and her brother, Parker, looked back at him from the blurry picture.

Dazed, she staggered against the tree, squinting through blurry eyes at the monster only ten feet away.

The colors took on the blurry but recognizable form of a large animal.

His voice was blurry with the drug and with a childlike weepy puzzlement, as though he suspected Mace might break his favorite toy.

In a cortical nexus lying under the weight of pain and blurry not-pain, the remains of his mind and spirit picked over the few scraps of sensory data that impinged upon the living corpse that his body had become.

His age-blunted fangs were mottled with wine stains, and his yellow-slitted eyes gazed with blurry affection at his spawn.

The blurry shape of the taller medical droid rolled up in front of her.

I can see a blurry, distorted reflection of his face in the shiny ball on my desk.

She could just make out a blurry number ten when she slipped the tray of workings back inside and gave the nose cone a two-handed spin.

As he looked at it through the blizzard, the island grew blurry and seemed to shift even farther away from him.

His face shuffled in motion, floundering choppy, blurry, as though she had just finished spinning around in a tight circle.

The darn guy keeps moving too much and looking blurry, she thought, watching him.

He wept at the ruins of his plan and watched the men battle for the fortress with the detachment of a dream, his eyes blurry with tears.