wind·​blown | \ ˈwin(d)-ˌblōn How to pronounce windblown (audio) \

Definition of windblown

: blown by the wind especially : having a permanent set or character of growth determined by the prevailing winds windblown trees

Examples of windblown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After playing 21 home games at their windblown spring training park in Dunedin, Fla., the Jays relocate to their Triple A stadium in Buffalo on Tuesday., 28 May 2021 Auten described his most productive area as a windblown point where prespawn and postspawn fish were staging. Frank Sargeant, al, 23 May 2021 The center of town is on the low ridges and hills of loess, windblown dirt and sand from the Delta. Richard Mason, Arkansas Online, 23 May 2021 Chambers, a junior, helped his cause with an acrobatic catch of a windblown pop-up to save a run in the top of the seventh. Randy Jennings, Dallas News, 8 May 2021 On each label is an image of a woman’s head with windblown hair. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 The north exit from Tenean Beach on Conley Street is grim — lots of windblown trash in the underpass beneath the Southeast Expressway — and the right turn onto Tenean Street at the stop sign follows behind industrial buildings with no sidewalk., 28 Apr. 2021 Of common parts installed by low-bid contractors and the ocher windblown sand of the vast deserts where those behemoth bases were always located. Timothy Kudo, Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 The angle of the camera is lower in the new version; her windblown locks darker and wilder. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of windblown

1599, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jun 2021

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“Windblown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of windblown

: carried through the air by the wind
: made messy by the wind

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