\ ˈbländ How to pronounce blond (audio) \
variants: or blonde

Definition of blond

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1 : of a flaxen, golden, light auburn, or pale yellowish-brown color blond hair also : having blond hair a blond man spelled blond when used of a boy or man and often blonde when used of a girl or woman
2a : of a light color
b : of the color blond
c : made light-colored by bleaching blond wood table


variants: or blonde

Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person having blond hair spelled blond when used of a boy or man and usually blonde when used of a girl or womana tall, blue-eyed blonda natural blonde
2 : a light yellowish brown to dark grayish yellow

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blondish \ ˈblän-​dish How to pronounce blondish (audio) \ adjective

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Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of blond in a Sentence

Adjective She has blonde highlights in her hair. His hair was dyed blond. She was blonde as a child. a table made of blond wood
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But after a day of facing discrimination, two blond boys dyed their hair brown. oregonlive, "A Maryland school discriminated against blond-haired students 50 years ago, leading to lawsuit threat, ‘big impact’," 30 Dec. 2019 A few minutes, until the roux is blond or golden, will typically suffice for gravy. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to make a no-stress, showstopping Thanksgiving gravy," 18 Nov. 2019 And notably, Hayden, the man police let off the hook after sending a woman to the hospital, is blond, blue-eyed and white. Heather Knight,, "‘He’s not going to stop!’: Pedestrian’s injury underscores SF’s risky streets," 9 Nov. 2019 Best friends, the boys were blond and blue-eyed and were both standout high school players, competing each summer in the nation’s top club leagues. Los Angeles Times, "Death, made in Mexico: Traffickers embrace fentanyl," 1 Sep. 2019 Her medium-length hair is still blond, if tempered from her platinum youth., "How rock veterans from Runaways, Fanny joined forces," 29 July 2019 What’s at stake is the professional environment that can allow moviedom to tell authentic stories about people who are not just blond, blue-eyed and late for their appointment with their feng shui consultant., "Feedback: Galaxy’s Edge and the cartooning of Arab culture," 22 June 2019 From up on the riser, Eli Casavant spotted Mom and Dad seated at the front of the audience — Susan with her bobbed blond hair and a purple and green flowered dress. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "For one non-binary teen, coming of age means getting their parents to embrace a new name," 20 Dec. 2019 The suspect was described as a white man; about 5 feet, 10 inches tall; with a thin build; blond hair and last seen wearing a black T-shirt. Chelsea Hofmann, azcentral, "ASU police didn't issue alert after 4 sexual assaults reported on campus in November," 12 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At the world premiere held in New York City on Monday, Hudson, who stars as Grizabella in the film stunned in a chin-length bob and purr-fect honey-blond highlights. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "'Cats' Star Jennifer Hudson Has The Purr-fect Holiday Hair Inspiration," 18 Dec. 2019 Each hour, the ocean gets bluer, the sun softer, the blonds bleachier. Chris Erskinecolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Have a California moment at Neptune’s Net, a landmark seafood shack in Malibu," 8 Aug. 2019 None of them are as blindingly blond as Harlow, or as instantly outspoken, but all three summon the nerve to take a stand. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Bombshell” and the Perils of Topicality," 13 Dec. 2019 The narrative commonly put forth was of warring brilliant brothers. - wiry, verbose Chris and sibling Rich Robinson, the brooding blond, open-G guitar guru. Matt Wake |, al, "Must-read Black Crowes memoir is ‘Hard to Handle’," 17 Oct. 2019 Lio suggests a blond Prince Valiant in punk boots; Galo boasts an enviably fat-free angular physique and a cockatoo’s crest of blue hair. Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times, "Review: The Day-Glo fantasia of Hiroyuki Imaishi’s ‘Promare’ shuns realism for bright action," 19 Sep. 2019 Howard, 27, was his opposite: short, with a blond crew cut and tattoos up to his eyebrows. Molly Hennessy-fiske,, "Two buddies survived fighting Islamic State, but for one civilian life was too much," 20 June 2019 Then, who was shown during an intense fight scene as a blond. Rosy Cordero,, "First footage of Marvel's The Eternals debuts, boss Kevin Feige talks franchise future," 8 Dec. 2019 Regardless, the honey blond color looks amazing on Bella and has a perfect summer vibe. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Bella Hadid Dyed Her Hair Blond and Looks Exactly Like Gigi Now," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of blond


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blond

Adjective and Noun

Anglo-French blunt, blound, masculine, blounde, feminine

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The first known use of blond was in the 15th century

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11 Jan 2020

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“Blond.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of a yellow or very light brown color also : having blond hair
: of a very light color



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

: a person who has yellow or very light brown hair


variants: or blonde \ ˈbländ \
blonder; blondest

Kids Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of a golden or pale yellowish brown color blond hair
2 : having hair of a light color a blond boy


variants: or blonde

Kids Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone with golden or pale yellowish brown hair

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