- a simple past tense and past participle of blend.
- to mix smoothly and inseparably together: to blend the ingredients in a recipe.
- to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality: Blend a little red paint with the blue paint.
- to prepare by such mixture: This tea is blended by mixing chamomile with pekoe.
- to pronounce (an utterance) as a combined sequence of sounds.
- to mix or intermingle smoothly and inseparably: I can't get the eggs and cream to blend.
- to fit or relate harmoniously; accord; go: The brown sofa did not blend with the purple wall.
- to have no perceptible separation: Sea and sky seemed to blend.
- an act or manner of blending: tea of our own blend.
- a mixture or kind produced by blending: a special blend of rye and wheat flours.
- Linguistics. a word made by putting together parts of other words, as motel, made from motor and hotel, brunch, from breakfast and lunch, or guesstimate, from guess and estimate.
- a sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; consonant cluster.
Origin of blend
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Examples from the Web for blent
He caught the note of incredulity in her voice, but missed the note of relief with which it was blent.Captain Blood
Blent or no Blent, he was a man who could make himself felt.
It was still rather than Janie was no mistress for Blent and that this girl was the ideal.
No such notions had been fostered by days spent on the banks of the Blent.
"You moved from Blent," Duplay reminded him, stung to a sudden malice.
- archaic, or literary a past participle of blend
- to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly
- (tr) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc
- (intr) to look good together; harmonize
- (intr) (esp of colours) to shade imperceptibly into each other
- a mixture or type produced by blending
- the act of blending
- Also called: portmanteau word a word formed by joining together the beginning and the end of two other words"brunch" is a blend of "breakfast" and "lunch"
Word Origin and History for blent
c.1300, blenden, "to mix, mingle, stir up a liquid," in northern writers, from or akin to rare Old English blandan "to mix," blondan (Mercian) or Old Norse blanda "to mix," or a combination of the two; from Proto-Germanic *blandan "to mix," which comes via a notion of "to make cloudy" from an extended Germanic form of the PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.); also blind (adj.)). Cf. Old Saxon and Old High German blantan, Gothic blandan, Middle High German blenden "to mix;" German Blendling "bastard, mongrel," and outside Germanic, Lithuanian blandus "troubled, turbid, thick;" Old Church Slavonic blesti "to go astray." Figurative use from early 14c. Related: Blended; blending.
"mixture formed by blending," 1690s, from blend (v.).