Pronunciation: (blend), [key]
—v., blend•ed or blent, blend•ing,
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.
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.
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. Ling.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.