blend
Pronunciation Noun

blend (plural blends)

  1. A mixture of two or more things.
    Their music has been described as a blend of jazz and heavy metal.
    Our department has a good blend of experienced workers and young promise.
  2. (linguistics) A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.
    The word brunch is a blend of the words breakfast and lunch.
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blend (blends, present participle blending; past and past participle blended)

  1. (transitive) To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.
    To make hummus you need to blend chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
  2. (intransitive) To be mingled or mixed.
    • There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality.
    • To feel no other breezes than are blown / Through its tall woods with high romances blent
  3. (obsolete) To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.
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