blended family


Definition of blended family

: a family that includes children of a previous marriage of one spouse or both

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Now, the blended family is six-strong, with an even number of boys and girls. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Here's Your First Look at Christina El Moussa's Wedding Ring," 2 Jan. 2019 Already this month, the cozy couple gave us a couple behind-the-scenes looks at their holiday preparations, including decorating their tree with roses and snaps of their blended family. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "For Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Christmas Was All About Matching PJs and Holiday Dancing," 26 Dec. 2018 First there was Julia, Elmo's friend with autism, and then there was Rudy, Abby's step-brother, who arrived with the rest of their blended family. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "'Sesame Street' Just Introduced a New Character Who Is Experiencing Homelessness," 13 Dec. 2018 Jen Hart often painted an idyllic picture of her blended family. Glamour, "Broken Harts, Episode 1: Fear," 4 Dec. 2018 Maybe the women envisioned the perfect blended family for themselves—even tried to manifest it with their photos and stories—but had no idea what day-to-day life would be like. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Two White Moms. Six Black Kids. One Unthinkable Tragedy. A Look Inside the ‘Perfect’ Hart Family," 6 Sep. 2018 The documentary also introduces us to his blended family., "A Guide To The Complicated Family Tree Of The Staircase," 11 June 2018 The big test run for our growing blended family and our Happier Yellow House is just days away. Marni Jameson,, "They’re coming! Part 3: Furnishing the great outdoors," 1 June 2018 Our blended family of five grown children is doing what grown children do, finding partners, marrying, proliferating. Marni Jameson,, "They’re coming! Part 2: Outfitting the outdoor kitchen," 25 May 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of blended family

: a family that includes children from a previous marriage of the wife, husband, or both parents

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