a simple past tense and past participle of blend.

Nearby words

  1. blennorrhea,
  2. blennorrhoea,
  3. blennostasis,
  4. blennuria,
  5. blenny,
  6. bleomycin,
  7. blephar-,
  8. blepharectomy,
  9. blepharedema,
  10. blepharism

Related formsun·blent, adjective



verb (used with object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.

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

1250–1300; Middle English blenden, Old English blendan to mix, for blandan; cognate with Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan to mix

1. compound. See mix. 1, 5. mingle, commingle, combine, amalgamate, unite. 5. coalesce. 8, 9. combination, amalgamation.

1, 5. separate.

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British Dictionary definitions for blent



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 for blend

Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan

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