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.
Phonetics. 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.
Phonetics. a sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; consonant cluster.
blend in, to escape attention by looking or acting like other members of a group or like the surrounding environment: tourists who try to blend in with the locals;salamanders that blend in with mossy surfaces.
- non·blend·ed, adjective
- non·blend·ing, adjective, noun
- re·blend, verb, re·blend·ed or re·blent, re·blend·ing.
- un·blend·ed, adjective
- well-blended, adjective
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How to use blend in a sentence
The hand-poured candles made of a coconut wax blend with a cotton wick come in a reusable ceramic container in either orange or neutral.Shopping with the pros: The Madcap Cottage team chooses favorites from Terrain | Mari-Jane Williams | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
This strange blend of science fiction with history is utterly bizarre, but so compelling, and Ubisoft expertly made all of it come together.
Generously season the chicken with the seasoning blend, rubbing some under the skin and inside the cavity of the bird.This whole herb-roasted chicken with Hasselback potatoes is a holiday-ready sheet-pan dinner | Ann Maloney | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
One that has a blend of fabrics you can’t name but allows you to go trail running or mountain biking after work without becoming a sweating, stinking mess.
To determine how well these blends would work for building, the scientists tested the materials’ strength and resistance to bending.Analyze This: Insect shells could help builders on Mars | Carolyn Wilke | November 4, 2020 | Science News For Students
Blending into the local population in one area to operate in the shadows, while marching openly through the streets elsewhere.
Baldwin becomes a social and spiritual alchemist by blending rage with love.
Now, he and TheRealDonSwaGG hope to continue blending politics and rap in future projects.
In France, blending is only allowed in Champagne (even then, many producers prefer the saignée method).
This collection is modern but not sterile, blending feminine and masculine silhouettes.New Kids on the Fashion Block: Timo Weiland, Wes Gordon, and Rosie Assoulin | Erin Cunningham | February 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They show to the full the secret of the Marshal's success as a soldier, the blending of ardour with method and dash with caution.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Madame had risen hastily, fear and defiance blending in her face, and she had at once commanded mademoiselle's withdrawal.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
There is, too, a curious blending of old-fashioned courtesy with democratic sentiments.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
But who could describe that wondrous blending of loving strength and lovable weakness of a true woman's character?Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
All at once we seemed, all of us, to be blending with these surroundings, becoming savage as these other savages.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for 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"
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