\ 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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Other Words from blond


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

Police said the suspect, a white woman who is about 30 to 35 years old and has brown hair with blond tips, was behind the wheel of a dark-colored minivan that struck a 27-year-old woman. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit police seek hit-and-run suspect from candlelight vigil," 3 July 2019 Her first post showed the star posing in front of the prehistoric site, sporting a black patent leather Chanel cap, navy sweatshirt and her loose blond curls. Georgia Slater, USA TODAY, "Miley Cyrus tours Stonehenge after performance, has a 'spiritual experience'," 2 July 2019 In the early part of the season, Ailes’s primary victim is Laurie Luhn, played by Annabelle Wallis, whose casting is especially perfect for her adherence to the precise type of blond beauty standard favored on-air at the network. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "“The Loudest Voice” Eviscerates Roger Ailes and Fox News," 30 June 2019 This is not the only similarity between the two blond bombshells. The Economist, "Which Boris would Britain get?," 20 June 2019 The show followed Dog, the mulleted bounty hunter, and his platinum blond wife Beth, who formed a ferocious team that tracked down bail fugitives and filmed in Hawaii as well as Colorado. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Beth Chapman from 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' is in a medically-induced coma," 23 June 2019 In it, Virginia Lee Montgomery's Pony Cocoon is a 4k digital video that shows a luna moth emerging from the cocoon of a blond ponytail. Dallas News, "West Dallas sculpture park provides an oasis in a rapidly changing neighborhood," 19 June 2019 Wisz, with her flowing blond hair and signature smile, walked to the mound. Mia Berry,, "UCLA’s Stevie Wisz isn’t letting a heart condition stop her from enjoying life," 17 June 2019 Kate Middleton arrives in London with noticeably blonder hair on June 12. Samantha Sasso,, "Even Kate Middleton Lightened Up Her Hair For Summer," 15 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The blond leading the bland What of Mr Johnson’s rival? Boris Johnson, The Economist, "Boris Johnson, illusionist," 4 July 2019 The only noticeable difference between Ethan and Aiden Dvash-Banks, 2-year-old fraternal twins from Los Angeles, is their hair: Ethan's is black, Aiden's sandy blond. Tim Fitzsimons, NBC News, "Meet the toddler the Trump administration is trying to strip of U.S. citizenship," 6 June 2019 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

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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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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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