blend

verb
\ ˈblend How to pronounce blend (audio) \
blended also blent\ ˈblent How to pronounce blent (audio) \; blending

Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : mix especially : to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished
2 : to prepare by thoroughly intermingling different varieties or grades

intransitive verb

1a : to mingle intimately or unobtrusively
b : to combine into an integrated whole
2 : to produce a harmonious effect

blend

noun

Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something produced by blending: such as
a : a product prepared by blending
b : a word (such as brunch) produced by combining other words or parts of words
2 : a group of two or more consecutive consonants that begin a syllable

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Other Words from blend

Verb

blendable \ ˈblen-​də-​bəl How to pronounce blendable (audio) \ adjective

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Verb

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

Examples of blend in a Sentence

Verb

The music blends traditional and modern melodies. She blends psychology and crime in her new novel.

Noun

a blend of cream and eggs a blend of traditional and modern melodies
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The piece blends in seamlessly to the nature of the sculpture park and is a lovely example of what is hidden being as important as what is revealed. Dallas News, "West Dallas sculpture park provides an oasis in a rapidly changing neighborhood," 19 June 2019 Reduce the speed to low and beat in the flour mixture just until blended. Lisa Yockelson, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Stir peanut-butter cups into blondies for every favorite childhood taste in spades," 17 June 2019 Whisk the eggs and water in a large (4-cup) liquid measuring cup, until thoroughly blended. Bonnie S. Benwick, Twin Cities, "For a dose of comfort, make these classic cheese blintzes," 13 June 2019 Cook until the flavors are blended, about 5 minutes. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Lima Bean and Roasted Corn Succotash," 12 June 2019 Both are accomplished singers, and their voices blend in close harmony along with strong and evocative instrumental accompaniment. Steve Smith, courant.com, "‘BluesGrass’ Show Coming To Welles-Turner Library," 6 June 2019 June’s party features Detroit’s Wajeed, who’ll blend a summer-ready blend of hip-hop, funk, disco and soul. Britt Julious, chicagotribune.com, "10 shows from Chicago performers you should get out and see this summer," 6 June 2019 Designer Janet Gust's Galleria-area home whimsically blends antique and contemporary While flights must be booked by tomorrow, the travel dates are from Aug. 20, 2019 through Dec. 18, 2019. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Southwest Airlines' fall-travel sale, with prices starting at $49, ends Wednesday," 5 June 2019 Weatherspoon showed well at the Portsmouth Invitational and parlayed that into a combine invite, profiling well as a utility-type guard who can blend lineups and supply value on both sides of the ball. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2019 NBA Draft Big Board 7.0: Top 100 Prospect Rankings," 5 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Some cases within games exploit augmented reality technology, in which the virtual blends in with your real-life surroundings. Edward Baig, USA TODAY, "Your doctor may be playing medical video games at work. That could be good for your health," 12 June 2019 The home’s elegant antiquity fuses old with new, where a thoughtful selection of sculptural accents and delicate, ornate finishes seamlessly blend with modern upholstery and a contemporary coolness. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Best Room Wins," 7 June 2019 Dot it over your face and blend with a brush or your clean fingers for a thicker, more opaque finish, or a damp Beautyblender for a subtler one. 2. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The 5 Truly Excellent Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 24 Oct. 2018 The change would allow year-round sales of gasoline blends with up to 15 percent ethanol. Matthew Daly, The Seattle Times, "Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline," 8 Oct. 2018 The city is a surprising blend of sophistication (with jazz clubs and summer opera festival) and small town charm. Necee Regis, BostonGlobe.com, "Resort’s Tuscany cooking class has all the right ingredients," 2 July 2018 Dress the blend with spicy aioli, sweet eel sauce, pineapple sauce or sriracha. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 Trail Butter makes nut butter blends with whole-food ingredients in resealable, four-serving pouches. Julie Brown, Outside Online, "The Best Fuel for Your Longest Sufferfests," 30 May 2018 Timberlake should have married that blend with his country-boy aesthetic for a more cohesive sound and a more compelling live experience. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Justin Timberlake pushes against the pop flash on Man of the Woods Tour," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of blend

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blend

Verb

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

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More Definitions for blend

blend

verb

English Language Learners Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to mix (things) thoroughly and usually with good results
: to exist together as a combination

blend

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

: something produced by mixing or combining different things

blend

verb
\ ˈblend How to pronounce blend (audio) \
blended; blending

Kids Definition of blend

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to mix so completely that the separate things mixed cannot be told apart
2 : to exist agreeably with each other She chose soft colors that blend well.
blend in
: to look like part of something He tried to blend in with the group.

blend

noun

Kids Definition of blend (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a thorough mixture : a product made by blending
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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