His voice became yet blander, as, walking onwards towards the lake, he poured into Guatimozin's ear his wishes and instructions.
“That alters the case, my dear Count,” said the general, in a blander tone than he had as yet used.
The only difference is that the former has a blander odor and solidifies at 1°.25 instead of 10°, as does the oil of anise.
When he looked towards the witness again he was blander than ever.
His smile was truly bland—I don't think I ever see a blander one, or amiabler.
He received the money, bade her farewell in blander tones than his previous conversation, and hastened from the dwelling.
We descended to that blander scene, strolled through it and paused on the border of the lake.
1660s, from Italian blando "delicate," or Old French bland "flattering, complimentary," both from Latin blandus "smooth-talking, flattering, alluring," perhaps from PIE *mlad-, nasalized variant of *meld-, extended form of root *mel- (see melt). Related: Blandly; blandness. Latin also had blandiloquentulus "flattering in speech," which might have yielded a useful English *blandiloquent.