blind·​fold·​ed | \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōl-dəd How to pronounce blindfolded (audio) \

Definition of blindfolded

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: wearing a blindfold a blindfolded prisoner



Definition of blindfolded (Entry 2 of 2)

: with the eyes covered by a blindfold was led blindfolded into the woods could do it blindfolded [=could do it very easily]

Examples of blindfolded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective There's dribbling the ball in figure 8 patterns while blindfolded. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Harlem Globetrotters' 15th female team member in 94 years talks empowerment, encouragement and trick shots," 18 Dec. 2019 The doctor was put into the van, blindfolded and bound. Brooke Baitinger,, "Kidnapper gets 11 years in prison for blowtorch torture plot," 5 Dec. 2019 Facing the Astros’ lineup is hard enough; doing so at home is like trying to juggle flaming knives while blindfolded. Jon Tayler,, "Good Luck Stopping the Astros in October," 26 Sep. 2019 In Mexico City, a square full of women of all ages, some of them blindfolded, joined a similar flash mob on Nov. 29. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Learn the lyrics and dance steps for the Chilean feminist anthem spreading around the world," 2 Dec. 2019 The Standard-Examiner reports that about 50 blindfolded and restrained deer were flown last week, typically two or three at a time dangling below the aircraft in orange bags. USA TODAY, "Seedlings to fall far from oak, bologna bust, snowboard pioneer: News from around our 50 states," 26 Nov. 2019 Frazee and Berreth’s daughter was at home when the mother was blindfolded and beaten to death, Lee testified. Washington Post, "‘It will haunt us’: Colorado man gets life sentence for fatally beating fiancee and burning her remains," 19 Nov. 2019 Earlier this month, a drone video appearing to show hundreds of blindfolded men being led from a train in China has raised new concerns over the ongoing crackdown on Muslim Uyghurs in the far western region of Xinjiang. Matias Grez, CNN, "China to host first expanded edition of FIFA Club World Cup in 2021," 24 Oct. 2019 To simulate escaping in blinding smoke, staffers were blindfolded and crawled on their knees to locate exits. Myra Macpherson, The New Republic, "The Forgotten Father of the Abortion Rights Movement," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of blindfolded


1579, in the meaning defined above


1654, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2020

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“Blindfolded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blindfolded

: with the eyes covered by a piece of cloth

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