\ 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

Other Words from blond


blondish \ ˈblän-​dish How to pronounce blond (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 During the show’s first season, Mr. Hickman bleached his hair blond, which caused a rash to break out on his scalp. Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2022 According to the Library of Congress, everyone’s hair will go from black, brown, blond, red or any other hue to gray over time. Kiersten Willis, ajc, 22 Oct. 2021 With his colorful braids — red on the right, blond on the left — Averett is easy to spot on the practice field. Childs Walker,, 10 Oct. 2021 Black bears can be black, brown, cinnamon, blond, blue-gray or white, according to Forrest Brown, CNN, 9 Oct. 2021 Merkel confronts the change in his life by storming off to a hair salon and ordering his brown locks dyed platinum blond. Randall Lane, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 The blond, freckled 11-year-old was the subject of a nationwide search, but eventually the case went cold. Longreads, 9 Sep. 2021 On one of the bookshelves behind the sofa was a snapshot of Uri: blond, wearing glasses, a joke in his eyes. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 Some exhibit a pale gray pelage similar to western coyotes, but others are blond, red, and even black. Popular Science, 12 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Los Angeles colorist Daniel Moon took the singer Hayley Kiyoko from a bright blond to a sandy gingerbread color. Kristen Bateman, New York Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Meyer was caught on video getting cozy with a young blond. Mark Long,, 6 Oct. 2021 His cheeks were pink and high and his hair was a ruddy blond. . . ., 21 Nov. 2021 But more than anything for me, this version of Diana called to mind another blond who became famous as a teen, struggled with her mental health and became a kind of captive of her own celebrity: Britney Spears. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2021 His hair, which is naturally a dirty blond, had been colored a luscious auburn, and tumbled in waves around his shoulders. Piczo, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 This is a typical Lake Michigan scene — the blond of the sand, the blue of the lake, and of the sky. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 24 Aug. 2021 The amazing footage of Taylor, often shown on National Geographic, featured the petite blond wearing her signature pink wetsuit swimming around with some quite sizeable sharks. Meredith Lepore, Travel + Leisure, 21 Aug. 2021 The proof came on the pitch for Urso, who scored a game-winning goal in his first outing as a blond. Julia Poe,, 1 Aug. 2021

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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


variants: or blonde

Kids Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone with golden or pale yellowish brown hair

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