bland
Pronunciation Adjective

bland (comparative blander, superlative blandest)

  1. Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.
    a bland oil
    a bland diet
  2. Lacking in taste, flavor, or vigor.
    The coffee was bland.
    • 2012, John Shepherd, ‎David Horn, Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
      First and foremost, alternative country artists generally claim to reject mainstream country music as musically indistinguishable from bland pop music, as lyrically superficial, and as having no artistic merit […]
  3. (figurative) Lacking interest; boring; dull.
  4. (now rare) Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave.
    • 1818, John Keats, Sonnet:
      Where didst thou find, young Bard, thy sounding lyre? / Where the bland accent, and the tender tone?
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      “A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron; […]. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

bland (blands, present participle blanding; past and past participle blanded)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To mix; blend; mingle.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To connect; associate.
Noun

bland (plural blands)

  1. (UK dialectal) Mixture; union.
  2. A summer beverage prepared from the whey of churned milk, common among the inhabitants of the Shetland Islands.

Bland
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A small city in Gasconade County, and.
  3. A census-designated place/county seat in Bland County, Virginia.



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