Definition of bloc in English:

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bloc

Pronunciation: /bläk/

noun

A combination of countries, parties, or groups sharing a common purpose: a center-left voting bloc
More example sentences
  • Eighteen political parties and five electoral blocs are running.
  • Arithmetically nothing's happened - five seats lost here, six gained there, but the great blocs of party power are still intact.
  • The centre of gravity in Europe is shifting decisively east, to where new blocs and alliances are already forming.
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Origin

Early 20th century: from French, literally 'block'.

Words that rhyme with bloc

ad hoc, amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hock, hough, interlock, jock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, o'clock, pock, post hoc, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok

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Syllabification: bloc

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