Definition of blond in English:

blond

Syllabification: blond
Pronunciation: /bländ
 
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(also blonde)

adjective

1(Of hair) fair or pale yellow: short-cropped blond hair her hair was dyed blond
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  • They are tiny, maybe a year old, and both have fair blonde hair and pale skin.
  • It managed to compliment her pale skin and golden blond hair.
  • With her bleach blond hair and pale skin, she looks like a reincarnate of Marilyn Monroe in army boots.
1.1(Of a person) having hair of a fair or pale yellow color: a slim blond woman
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  • The blonde man was thrown backwards of his horse; dark coloured steed that refused to panic in the following chaos.
  • You've taught me a lot about the harmony of colours and I can see that I'm blonde.
  • Besides she is blond, and that's my colouring too.
1.2(Of a person) having fair hair and a light complexion (especially when regarded as a racial characteristic).
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  • Laughing and giggling, she tagged the light skin of the blond child, then turned and raced the other way.
  • It really didn't matter what you looked like - you could be blonde, blue-eyed or dark-skinned, dark-haired.
1.3(Of wood or another substance) light in color or tone: a New York office full of blond wood
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  • On the far left I see the row of blond wood desks for the defendant or defendants, now empty.
  • One work from 2002-03 is a fairly large construction of blond wood with a splendid floating quality.
  • It is a wood object in which several blocks and wedges are arranged on a blond wood base.

noun

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A person with fair hair and skin.
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  • However those with fair skin, especially blonds or those with red or light brown hair and blue, green or gray eyes, are most susceptible as they tend to burn easily.
  • I think Asian guys must have a thing for blonds since they've all got this jet-black hair.
  • I knew that I had thin hair as oppose to my mother's thick wavy hair, but we were both blonds, even if I was a natural platinum blond.

Origin

late 15th century: from French blond, blonde, from medieval Latin blundus 'yellow', perhaps from Germanic.

Usage

The spellings blonde and blond correspond to the feminine and masculine forms in French. Although the distinction is often retained in Britain, American usage since the 1970s has generally preferred the gender-neutral blond. The adjective blonde may still refer to a woman’s (but not a man’s) hair color, although use of the noun risks offense ( see that blonde over there?): the offense arises from the fact that the color of hair is not the person. The adjective applied to inanimate objects (such as wood or beer) is typically spelled blond.

Derivatives

blondish

adjective
More example sentences
  • The man in question he said was about 170 centimetres tall, of fairly solid build, with short blondish beach-coloured hair.
  • His mother smiled, her curly blondish hair seeming the perfect frame for her youthful, forty-year-old face.
  • His blondish brown hair was shaggy, and hung down to his glasses.

blondness

noun
More example sentences
  • Nor would you have said anything similar in this country during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, whose portraits over the years increasingly exaggerated the blondness of her hair.
  • Simultaneously, however, a battle over the symbolism of blondness was taking place in other parts of Europe where the Virgin Mary was being portrayed as a blonde.
  • Her blondness came mostly from a bottle, but she had been such a sweetly pretty little girl with blonde ringlets that some of the older townspeople still called her Goldilocks.

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