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



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


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

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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 Rugs typically bring to mind an interior-type thing (soft fabrics just don't blend with the elements, right?), but the Unique Loom Transitional Outdoor Rug from Amazon is constructed from a durable material that's meant to be left outside. Melissa Epifano,, 15 June 2021 This Green Camo Recomo Shirt is sure to help dad blend in with the cool kids, though. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Some recreations have figured out how to seamlessly blend Adult Swim nostalgia with modern TikTok trends, like a video featuring the famous TikTok feta cheese and tomato pasta embedded with the [as] logo. Elizabeth Gulino,, 8 June 2021 Perhaps Moreno could be persuaded to let Minasian blend a youth movement around Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon, none of whom is older than 30. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2021 Inspired by artists like Sun Ra and Janelle Monae, Freelon uses cosmic sounds, and snippets of old VHS tapes to blend past and present. Cydney Lee, Billboard, 30 Apr. 2021 Some hunters like to wear pants that blend with bark or the ground, and a top that includes leaves and branches. Field & Stream, 19 Mar. 2021 Use caution when blending hot liquids; blend only small amounts at a time, with the blender tightly covered and a kitchen towel held over the top. Beth Segal, cleveland, 28 Dec. 2020 Sullivan's team said the new building will blend into the neighborhood, with architecture inspired by the Dutch Colonial roof profile of the existing building. Shannon Prather Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 17 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Rosés can come in all sorts of varietals, from all red grapes or a blend of red and white grapes. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Business owners or nonprofits may apply for one of two options, or a blend of both, not to exceed the maximum award of $15,000. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2021 The versatile 6-foot-6, 220-pound athlete has a special blend of size, speed and athleticism and could develop into a top-10 NFL draft pick in time. oregonlive, 4 June 2021 Each sustainable candle is made in reusable containers using apricot crème wax, a vegan blend of natural apricot and coconut. Adrienne Jordan, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2021 While talking to the driver, the officer smelled a familiar blend of alcohol and marijuana. John Benson, cleveland, 2 June 2021 This is made up of 50% maple, 25% hickory, and 25% cherry for a great blend of smoke and flavor. Chris Hachey, BGR, 1 June 2021 While last year's festivities were moved largely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many 2021 celebrations will host a blend of virtual and in-person events as more Americans become vaccinated. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 1 June 2021 The diverse mix of people — which includes both left-wing and right-wing groups — embodies an unusual blend of anti-authority reaction and long-standing populism, Lawrence said. NBC News, 30 May 2021

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First Known Use of blend


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


1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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25 Jun 2021

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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



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

: something produced by mixing or combining different things


\ 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.



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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