\ 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

The caller described the person as a white male with long blond hair, a white T-shirt and blue jeans, possibly intoxicated. Konstantin Toropin And Dakin Andone, CNN, "Lawsuit claims the Georgia Tech officer who killed a student in 2017 did not have proper training," 12 Sep. 2019 There was the Minnesota State kicker with the long blond hair (Casey Bednarski) and the San Diego State guy (John Baron II). Kalyn Kahler,, "Madness at 43 Yards: The Bears Kicker Competition Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It," 21 Aug. 2019 And while the jury still might be out on what will be the song of the summer, there is one contender and one contender only for hair color trend of the summer, and that's cherry blond hair. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Cherry Blond Hair Is the Perfect Shade for Summer," 4 Aug. 2019 Isabella is 3-foot, 50 pounds, with blond hair and brown eyes. Cliff Pinckard,, "Cleveland police search for missing man, 3-year-old daughter," 16 Sep. 2019 Grace Fifield was 5 feet 4 and 145 pounds, and had dark blond hair. Steven Goode,, "With hopes of unraveling a 75-year-old mystery, medical examiner’s bid to exhume two unidentified victims of the Hartford Circus Fire gets OK from judge," 11 Sep. 2019 Another photo was a selfie of a blond-haired woman, mouth agape. oregonlive, "Suspected Portland thieves snap selfies in stolen ’95 Jeep — but leave camera in car," 4 Sep. 2019 The picture was clear to Lidiya, a middle-aged physician with long blond hair and glasses: the symptoms were consistent with cancer, and the patient needed urgent testing and treatment. Maria Danilova, Harper's magazine, "Alternative Medicine," 28 Aug. 2019 The world already knows all about that blond-haired outfielder who plays for the Angels, Mike Trout, the greatest player in all of baseball. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "'Best young player I've ever seen': Just 21 years old, Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. looks like an all-time great," 26 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Hair was a rainbow, filled with with reds, blonds, pinks, and other colors. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Beauty Moments From Caribbean Festival Crop Over 2019 in Barbados," 7 Aug. 2019 In Oswald, Paine is trotted out as a blond, apple-pie-baking Southern belle with a thick Texas accent. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "In searching for the next ‘Hamilton,’ the makers of the musical ‘Oswald’ traverse the JFK minefield," 23 Aug. 2019 In the photo, the VH1 star is seen sporting a blond tapered cut and cascading curls. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Tami Roman Is Hot Girl Summer Ready With New Cut and Color," 23 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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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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