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blind·​fold·​ed ˈblīn(d)-ˌfōl-dəd How to pronounce blindfolded (audio)
: wearing a blindfold
a blindfolded prisoner


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: 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

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Yet another video depicts a bound and blindfolded Palestinian man who appears to have blood on his head and arm. Caroline Radnofsky, NBC News, 2 Nov. 2023 Many were blindfolded, interrogated, beaten and repeatedly left without food and water, according to their accounts. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2023 In the most graphic scene, soldiers stand around a group of blindfolded Palestinian men whose hands are tied behind their backs. Caroline Radnofsky, NBC News, 2 Nov. 2023 On the table were stuffed animals — many of them blindfolded. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2023 Mandel’s Golden Buzzer act, blindfolded dance troupe Murmuration, also placed in the Top 5 after wowing the judges and studio audience with its stunning arm choreography on Tuesday's episode. USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 She was lovingly passed along in a poker game that year, and then by a four square tournament and a blindfolded Jelly Belly taste test on subsequent holidays. Elizabeth Neumann Fuller, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Aug. 2023 The Ukrainian government circulated a video showing a blindfolded Fedorov being dragged out of his office. Tymofii Brik, Foreign Affairs, 28 June 2022 Of all the injustices of a high-security prison ward, from the blindfolded walking breaks in the yard to the awful gray polyester uniform and the cheap blue nylon underwear, this one felt the harshest. Hossein Derakhshan, WIRED, 21 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1579, in the meaning defined above


1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blindfolded was in 1579

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“Blindfolded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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