Definition of blonde in English:

blonde

adjective

  • 1(chiefly of hair) fair or pale yellow:

    ‘her long blonde hair’
    ‘I had my hair dyed blonde’
    • ‘He was about six feet tall with wavy blonde hair and fair skin.’
    • ‘Ford dug his hands into the blond fur around its neck to hold on.’
    • ‘They are tiny, maybe a year old, and both have fair blonde hair and pale skin.’
    • ‘She had pale, ashy blonde hair, of frail build with fair skin and sky blue eyes.’
    • ‘His pale, blond hair stuck out unkemptly, almost looking silvery under the dim light.’
    • ‘I was expecting a very large old woman with a stick and bleached blond hair.’
    • ‘They slashed at his legs and horse, and Julius plunged his sword into the nearest man, a beast covered in blond fur.’
    • ‘Her pale blonde hair fell down her back, in a straight fall.’
    • ‘Cora was a short and unnaturally skinny pale girl with silvery blonde hair and cerulean blue eyes.’
    • ‘When she finally found her seat (it was in the front row), a pale girl with long blonde hair looked up and nodded at her.’
    • ‘Her long blonde hair was so pale that it was nearly silver.’
    • ‘He had light yellow eyes and long blond hair tied back as well.’
    • ‘It managed to compliment her pale skin and golden blond hair.’
    • ‘With her bleach blond hair and pale skin, she looks like a reincarnate of Marilyn Monroe in army boots.’
    • ‘She swept her blonde hair into her pale yellow shower cap and got under the steamy water.’
    • ‘He had the same pale face and white blonde hair that he had.’
    • ‘Her eyes are a beautiful dark blue that stand out against her pale skin and blonde hair.’
    • ‘He had soft blonde hair and fair, freckled skin.’
    • ‘His blue eyes narrowed as his high-planed face hardened, and even his bleached blond hair seemed to bristle.’
    • ‘She had pale blonde hair pulled into a bun and large hazel eyes.’
    fair, light, light-coloured, light-toned, yellow, flaxen, tow-coloured, strawberry blonde, yellowish, golden, silver, silvery, platinum, ash blonde
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    1. 1.1 Having hair of a fair or pale yellow colour:
      ‘a tall blonde woman’
      • ‘With its blue-eyed, blonde haired leads, does the film cast a slight Aryan look?’
      • ‘I mean, it's bad enough the media portrays that we should be blonde, blue-eyed and skinny.’
      • ‘Of course I was a blue-eyed blonde baby.’
      • ‘Oh, he had Sean's coloring, being blond and grey-eyed, but his face was a little rougher around the edges.’
      • ‘Besides she is blond, and that's my colouring too.’
      • ‘Which I don't really need to do anyway, thanks to Father's blond genes.’
      • ‘You've taught me a lot about the harmony of colours and I can see that I'm blonde.’
      • ‘The blonde man was thrown backwards of his horse; dark coloured steed that refused to panic in the following chaos.’
      • ‘Isabella's cheeks heightened in color, but the blond man did not take any notice.’
      fair-haired, light-haired, golden-haired, tow-headed
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    2. 1.2 Having fair hair and a light complexion (especially when regarded as a racial characteristic):
      ‘she was blonde and blue-eyed, but she wore her hair in the same kind of weave as the black women’
      • ‘It really didn't matter what you looked like - you could be blonde, blue-eyed or dark-skinned, dark-haired.’
      • ‘Laughing and giggling, she tagged the light skin of the blond child, then turned and raced the other way.’

noun

  • 1A woman with blonde hair.

    • ‘Some people like blondes, brunettes or red heads.’
    • ‘Most of the women had dark hair - a few were blondes.’
    • ‘Deep navy, in contrast, is less demanding, and leaves a bit more colour in a blonde's cheeks.’
    • ‘Because he repainted often, he was always calling personnel ordering up fresh blondes, brunettes or redheads.’
    • ‘Brunettes, blondes and redheads adorned the covers in equal proportion, but all had long and luxurious tresses.’
    • ‘In some portraits she has short dark hair, in one she's an elegant blonde.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, this is a big week for finding out that people whom you thought were brunettes are actually natural blondes.’
    • ‘However, some are blue-eyed blondes, have red hair, or even look Middle-Eastern.’
    • ‘Rick half-turned to look at the screaming woman, a tarted-up blonde with teased hair and flashing red earrings.’
    • ‘Well he thinks that I am a blonde deep down, even if my natural hair colour is brown.’
    • ‘However, blondes and redheads usually have more hair follicles than do people with darker hair.’
    • ‘Aria is also medium height but she is a blonde with wavy hair that falls just below her shoulders.’
    • ‘I had met women of all shapes and sizes; blondes, brunettes and redheads, some bubbly, some serious, some supremely confident, others slightly hesitant.’
    • ‘I wondered whether the myth that blondes are tartier then brunettes stems from the fact they actually need to wear more make-up?’
    • ‘Alyssa pointed to a guy who was a blonde with spiky hair and dark gray eyes.’
    • ‘Who typically has more hair: blondes, brunettes or redheads?’
    • ‘She was a blonde with shoulder-length hair and was listening to music at the same time.’
    • ‘So finally, do you prefer blondes or brunettes?’
    • ‘As a trucker stops for a red light, a blonde catches up.’
    1. 1.1[mass noun] The colour of blonde hair:
      ‘her hair was yellow—not any shade of blonde, but yellow’
      • ‘His hair was coloured a very dark blonde, almost brown, and was at medium length.’
      • ‘I look and see the most perfect shade of golden blonde that I could have chosen.’
      • ‘I just got home from my hair appointment and my hair is now a beautiful shade of blonde that I just adore.’
      • ‘His natural hair color was dirty blonde, just a little lighter than mine.’
      • ‘Mel's hair was bleach blonde and her eyes were sparkling green.’
      • ‘Once my hair was completely pale blonde again, I titled my face upward to wash away the smeared make-up.’
      • ‘It was a small average sized girl with long blonde plaited hair with random purple and indigo streaks in it.’
      • ‘His hair was dark blonde, almost brown, and his eyes were a clear steady grey.’
      • ‘They've had their hair dyed or highlighted blonde so many times that they start to think they're the sun and that everything revolves around them.’
      • ‘Her natural hair was dirty blonde, but she had it dyed a natural red with black streaks and black underneath.’
      • ‘His strands of hair were tied back by a dark string yet his hair shown bright whitish blonde.’
      • ‘His hair was naturally dirty blonde, and he had spiked it up with some green tips.’
      • ‘I swear every time I see her, her hair looks more and more blonde, I wish my hair would be that blonde again.’
      • ‘Even at nearly fifty, her hair was still wheat blonde without more than a minimal hint of gray and her caramel brown eyes as bright as her daughters.’
      • ‘But here she was, her hair bleached blonde wearing an extraordinary ensemble and as I found out almost totally unrecognisable.’
      • ‘Caramel blonde is expensive to maintain - it's more moneyed than honeyed.’
      • ‘His eyes were a grayish blue and his hair bright blonde, sandy rather.’
      • ‘They range in colours from black to lightest blonde with varying shades of ash, gold, beige, red-violet copper and auburn.’
      • ‘His hair is sandy blonde with silver highlights, fading to white naturally.’
      • ‘She was only five foot, and had black hair with bleach blonde bangs.’

Usage

The alternative spellings blonde and blond correspond to the feminine and masculine forms in French, but in English the distinction is not always made, as English does not have such distinctions of grammatical gender. Thus, blond woman or blonde woman, blond man or blonde man are all used. The word is more commonly used of women, though, and in the noun the spelling is typically blonde. In American usage the usual spelling is blond for both adjective and noun

Origin

Late 15th century: from French blond, blonde, from medieval Latin blundus yellow, perhaps from Germanic.

Pronunciation:

blonde

/blɒnd/