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

Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 woman a 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

Synonyms for blond

Synonyms: Adjective

fair, flaxen, golden, sandy, straw, tawny

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Examples of blond in a Sentence


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

The agency is trying to identify the suspect, who’s described as having a face tattoo, beard and blond hair., "Gresham police investigate reported abduction attempt of 11-year-old girl," 7 June 2019 This mid-century version is in a blond wood with a practical and easily cleaned black formica top. Elizabeth Pash, House Beautiful, "Why Every Home Could Use a Vintage Bar Cart," 17 May 2019 In the former, an octangular bench of a neat blond wood appeared a marvel of Scandi design, with microphones dangling from the ceiling. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Designer Nili Lotan Hosts a Preview of the Exhibition “Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything”," 11 Apr. 2019 Decorated largely in white and trimmed with blond wood, the interior feels both minimal and warm, a tranquil hideaway from the bustle of the city. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013 News reports said the Broncos had all dyed their hair blond as a show of unity going into the playoffs. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Misidentified Canadian hockey team victims rekindles pain of Taylor University bus crash," 13 Apr. 2018 His personnel records describe him as blond with blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. Salem Statesman Journal,, "Remains of Marine killed in WWII heading home to Oregon," 4 Apr. 2018 What do a slingshot, a playground slide, a xylophone, a flamingo, a cheerleader, a banana peel, a wad of gum and a blond ponytail all have in common? Allison Carey,, "Israeli footwear artist Kobi Levi kicks off Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations with fashion show in Cleveland (photos)," 3 Apr. 2018 Three children with blond hair and gold burial shrouds to match, At this point, Maggie the Frog is 3-0. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Is Cersei Really Pregnant on 'Game of Thrones'?," 16 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

So take a break from your Tati Westbrook/James Charles stalkathon and read up on the bleach blond who was there for all the drama (and has a lot to say about it). Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Gabriel Zamora, the Beauty Vlogger Defending James Charles," 15 May 2019 Amid blond, blue-eyed Californians, Mary was a pariah. Town & Country, "Mary Boone Is Taking a Break," 18 Apr. 2019 His skin is infectiously dewy and his platinum-blond pixie cut is usually accented by a pair of chandelier earrings or an ornate headpiece. Vogue, "Meet Prince Dru, the Modern Prince Charming Raiding Cinderella’s Wardrobe," 8 Mar. 2019 Nwandu arrives, not a strand of her sleek honey-blond hair out of place. Kara Brown, Marie Claire, "Our Lady of Shade," 1 Mar. 2019 The fact that his character is completely bad news hasn’t stopped AHS: Apocalypse fans from going nuts for him, with his blond locks, black cloaks, and penchant for velvet. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "American Horror Story fans are dressing like the show’s seductive Antichrist," 24 Oct. 2018 The photo, taken from behind, shows Nathan sitting next to Justin in NYC's Barclays Center, both wearing baseball caps over their matching shoulder-length blond 'dos. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin Posts Flirty Instagram Comment About Justin Bieber," 6 Aug. 2018 Throughout this year, Grande and her hair have journeyed through a variety of different styles, including platinum blond and lavender dye jobs, and—gasp—a low ponytail. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Ariana Grande Reveals That Going Back to Her High Ponytail Is 'A Remarkable Feeling'," 25 Aug. 2018 The third mural centers on science, with a man and woman — both blond — hovering over desks with a microscope and other machinery. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "University head recommends covering controversial murals," 9 Oct. 2018

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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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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


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Kids Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone with golden or pale yellowish brown hair

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