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blend

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verb, \ˈblend\

Simple Definition of blend

  • : to mix (things) thoroughly and usually with good results

  • : to exist together as a combination

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blend

blended also blent play \ˈblent\ blending

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  mix; especially :  to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished

  3. 2 :  to prepare by thoroughly intermingling different varieties or grades

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to mingle intimately or unobtrusively b :  to combine into an integrated whole

  6. 2 :  to produce a harmonious effect

Examples of blend in a sentence

  1. The music blends traditional and modern melodies.

  2. She blends psychology and crime in her new novel.



Origin of blend

Middle English, probably from Old Norse blend-, present stem of blanda to mix; akin to Old English blandan to mix, Lithuanian blandus impure, cloudy


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of blend

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity <mix the salad greens> <mix a drink>. mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active <fear mingled with anticipation in my mind>. commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling <a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her>. blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture <blended several teas to create a balanced flavor>. merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole <in his mind reality and fantasy merged>. coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity <telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait>. amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities <refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community>. fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product <a building in which modernism and classicism are fused>.

Rhymes with blend


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blend

noun

Simple Definition of blend

  • : something produced by mixing or combining different things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blend

  1. 1 :  something produced by blending: as a :  a product prepared by blending b :  a word (as brunch) produced by combining other words or parts of words

  2. 2 :  a group of two or more consecutive consonants that begin a syllable



BLEND Defined for Kids

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blend

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verb \ˈblend\

Definition of blend for Students

blendedblending

  1. 1 :  to mix so completely that the separate things mixed cannot be told apart

  2. 2 :  to exist agreeably with each other <She chose soft colors that blend well.>

blend in
  1. :  to look like part of something <He tried to blend in with the group.>




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blend

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noun

Definition of blend for Students

  1. 1 :  a thorough mixture :  a product made by blending

  2. 2 :  a word formed by combining parts of two or more other words so that they overlap <The word “smog” is a blend of “smoke” and “fog.”>





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