Meaning of blend

blend

Pronunciation: (blend), [key]
— v., n. blend•ed blent, blend•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to mix smoothly and inseparably together: to blend the ingredients in a recipe.
  2. to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality: Blend a little red paint with the blue paint.
  3. to prepare by such mixture: This tea is blended by mixing chamomile with pekoe.
  4. to pronounce (an utterance) as a combined sequence of sounds.
—v.i.
  1. to mix or intermingle smoothly and inseparably: I can't get the eggs and cream to blend.
  2. to fit or relate harmoniously; accord; go: The brown sofa did not blend with the purple wall.
  3. to have no perceptible separation: Sea and sky seemed to blend.
—n.
  1. an act or manner of blending: tea of our own blend.
  2. a mixture or kind produced by blending: a special blend of rye and wheat flours.
  3. 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.
  4. a sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; consonant cluster.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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