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[wind-blohn] /ˈwɪndˌbloʊn/
blown by the wind:
windblown hair.
(of trees) growing in a certain shape because of strong prevailing winds.
(of a hair style) bobbed short, with the ends combed toward the forehead.
Origin of windblown
First recorded in 1585-95; wind1 + blown1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Her hair was windblown and her face rose-flushed from her run.

  • He was a little road-crazed and windblown today, not like she remembered him from Orlando.


    Cory Doctorow
  • Nearest the sea was the grave on the windblown, barren cliff.

    The Unknown Sea Clemence Housman
  • This is set upon sandstone rock whose sharper features have been worn smooth by the wash of the windblown sand.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • Over the flowering hawthorn the moon stood like a windblown white rose of the heavens.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • Years passed, and the loose soil, the windblown dust, the grass and fallen leaves covered the articles from sight.

  • The suns float past like windblown golden dust—like the countless lamps of boats upon the bosom of a summer sea.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
  • For a month each winter, cold rains from the east lashed the desert; for the rest of the year, it was swept by windblown sand.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • New floors had been laid down upon the debris and windblown sand which partially filled some of the older rooms.

British Dictionary definitions for windblown


blown by the wind
(of a woman's hair style) cut short and combed to look as though it has been dishevelled by the wind
(of trees, shrubs, etc) growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds
(NZ) (of trees) felled by the wind
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