\ 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


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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 Steyer, who has a blond mane and a California vibe, heads the kids-and-tech advocacy group Common Sense Media. Brian Barth, The New Yorker, "Big Tech’s Big Defector," 25 Nov. 2019 But one role that didn't make it onto the show: Styles as a blond American jock. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Harry Styles is the perfect American jock in 'SNL' sketch that didn't make the cut," 19 Nov. 2019 Tenants can choose between two color schemes — gray or blond — which vary from floor to floor. Jordyn Grzelewski, cleveland, "First look: The Beacon downtown apartment tower offers lake views, luxury living," 5 Nov. 2019 Silly family, silly royalty, silly half-naked chief Aparura, silly stockbroker, silly bacteriologist, to say nothing of the good-looking, blond Prince von und zu Thurm und Parvis, have been transformed. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Brilliantly neurotic, the Polish avant-garde finds a home in L.A., with CalArts’ help," 22 Oct. 2019 Sheila was his beautiful blond wife, holding their chortling infant in a campaign commercial for his first run as the Republican candidate for mayor., "Sheila Bentley, ex-wife of ‘Buddy’ Cianci, on their marriage," 20 Oct. 2019 Meanwhile, the show's other blond ice queen, Alice (played by Julia Schlaepfer), wakes up to this taffeta dream. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Can We Talk About the Houses on Netflix's The Politician?," 2 Oct. 2019 Julia Schlaepfer plays Alice, Payton’s girlfriend, a kind of Margot-lite with a severe blond bob and countless cashmere twinsets. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Show Is Too Glib for Its Own Good," 27 Sep. 2019 The footage showed a blond white female carrying a clipboard approach his home. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Crime Report: Spate of overnight car break-ins linked, some property recovered in alley," 18 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The client also chose to add a little something extra with a streak of blond in his fade—which the barber does by including a block of blond textured hair. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "MUST WATCH: This Man Weave Transformation Is Next Level Hair," 24 Oct. 2019 The 53-year-old native of Aurora, Ontario—blond, wearing a fitted blue zip-front jumpsuit cinched with a black Gucci belt—is here today to discuss those horses and what is to be done about them. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "34 Horses Have Died at Santa Anita Racetrack Since December. What's Happened?," 27 Oct. 2019 Kidman’s Gretchen Carlson remarks in a meta-nod to the trailer’s palpable tension as the trio of blonds share an elevator. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "‘Bombshell’ trailer: Theron, Kidman and Robbie are Fox News incarnate," 21 Aug. 2019 Her signature dark black hair is now a bright blond with rooted lowlights. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Kendall Jenner Debuted Bright Blond Hair at London Fashion Week," 16 Sep. 2019 New Minnesota United multi-million dollar signing Thomas Chacon is one of the latest products of that pipeline, and the diminutive midfielder with a distinctive blond mop-top arrived at Minneapolis-St. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Thomas Chacon’s Uruguayan pedigree sets up transition to Minnesota United," 18 Aug. 2019 The pretty, blue-eyed blond’s crowning achievement to date has been the winning of the National Junior Girl’s Golf Championship last summer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Maureen Connolly worked as a cub reporter when she wasn’t winning world tennis titles," 17 Sep. 2019 The Silvas’ caramel-brown Jersey cows, which produce a milk high in fat, cluster on the expanse of grassland bleached white-blond in late summer. Tara Duggan,, "Young dairy farmers continue Marin-Sonoma ranching tradition, stick to organic milk," 8 Sep. 2019 Where Warhol, say, was all scheming zero affect, Hockney was — thankfully, still is — boyishness abundant: not just the peroxide-blond hair and oversize glasses and out-thrust chin, but the constant bubbling play of his intelligence. Mark Feeney,, "At the MFA, two films on two very different masters: painter David Hockney and photographer Robert Frank," 29 Aug. 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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29 Nov 2019

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“Blond.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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