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noun slur pronunciation in British English /slɜː(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a remark that is intended to insult someone or to damage their reputation

    a racial slur

    He regarded the comments as a slur on his integrity.

  2. 2
    [singular] a way of speaking in which the words are not pronounced clearly or separately, for example when the speaker is very tired or drunk
  3. 3
    [countable] music a line written above musical notes to show that there should be no pause between them

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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