Blurry vs Slurry - What's the difference?

blurry | slurry |

As adjectives the difference between blurry and slurry

is that blurry is (of an image) not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges while slurry is slurred, tending to slur.

As a noun slurry is

any flowable suspension of small particles in liquid.

As a verb slurry is

to make a slurry (of some material).




  • (of an image) Not clear, crisp, or focused; having fuzzy edges.
  • If I take off my glasses, everything close up looks blurry .
  • (figuratively) not clear, not with well-defined boundaries.
  • It would seem that the line between flirting and sexual harrassment has become quite blurry.

    Derived terms

    * blurriness



    Etymology 1

    Unclear; probably related to (etyl) ; compare slur. From mid-15th c. (wikipedia slurry)


  • Any flowable suspension of small particles in liquid.
  • * 1981 , National Research Council (U.S.) Committee on Animal Nutrition, Feeding Value of Ethanol Production By-products , page 26,
  • While little information is available, it[distillers wet yeast] probably is similar to spent brewers yeast slurry .
  • * 2002 , R. Peter King, Introduction to Practical Fluid Flow , page 81,
  • The most important application of fluid flow techniques in the mineral processing industry is the transportation of slurries'. Whenever solid materials are in particulate form transportation in the form of a ' slurry is possible.
  • * 2006 , Mark A. Shand, The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia , page 146,
  • Magnesium hydroxide slurry' consists of an aqueous suspension of particulate magnesium hydroxide. The principle sources of '''slurry''' are from seawater- or brine-produced magnesium hydroxide, natural brucite, or from the slaking of magnesium oxide powder. Magnesium hydroxide ' slurry is gaining in popularity as a replacement for caustic soda and lime in waste-water treatment applications.
  • * 2011 , Wan Renpu, Petroleum Industry Press staff (translators), Advanced Well Completion Engineering , page 259,
  • The other properties of cement slurry' and set cement are also related closely to cement ' slurry density.
  • (mining) Liquid waste from some types of mining, such as mountain top removal mining, usually very toxic and stored nearby in large dams.
  • * 2006 , Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan, Masaharu Fukue, Geoenvironmental Sustainability , page 145,
  • Slurry' tailings ponds are by far the major type of containment facilities for ' slurry tailings.
  • (agriculture) A mixture of animal waste, other organic material and sometimes water, stored in a slurry pit and used as fertilizer; also used in combination, as pig slurry , etc.
  • * 2004 , W. H. Rulkens, 11: Overview of resource recovery techmologies for biowaste'', Piet Lens, B. Hamelers, Harry Hoitink, Werner Bidlingmaier (editors), ''Resource Recovery and Reuse in Organic Solid Waste Management , page 249,
  • In the Netherlands, the most problematic agricultural waste is liquid pig manure or pig slurry .
    Derived terms
    * coal slurry * meat slurry * slurry pit * slurry wall


  • To make a slurry (of some material).
  • To apply a slurry (to).
  • Next week we will be slurrying the parking lot.

    Etymology 2

    From .


  • Slurred, tending to slur.
  • He spoke with a slurry''' voice.'' — ''His voice became progressively '''slurrier as he drank the three bottles of wine.