Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Blonde is a bestselling 2000 historical novel by Joyce Carol Oates that chronicles the inner life of Marilyn Monroe, though Oates insists that the novel is a work of fiction that should not be regarded as a biography. It was a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize (2001) and the National Book Award (2000). Rocky Mountain News and Entertainment Weekly have listed Blonde as one of Joyce Carol Oates's best books, and Oates herself has said that Blonde is one of the two books (along with 1969's them) for which she thinks she will be remembered.
Blonde is a hair color.
Blonde may also refer to:
- Blonde Ale, a type of beer
Blonde is a 2001 American made-for-television film on the life of Marilyn Monroe, with Australian actress Poppy Montgomery in the lead role. The film was adapted from Joyce Carol Oates´s 2001 Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name.
Blonde (Cœur de pirate album)
Blonde is the second studio album by female Quebec singer-songwriter Béatrice Martin, released under her stage name Cœur de pirate, on November 7, 2011. It featured a musical shift from the primarily piano-based sound of Martin's first record into a more "retro-pop" sound, inspired heavily by the music and style of the 1960s.
Blonde was well received by critics, and was nominated for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards and longlisted for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The album also reached number 1 in Quebec, number 5 in France, and number 2 in the French part of Belgium, and was certified gold in both Canada and Belgium.
Blonde (Alizée song)
"Blonde" is a French language song, and the first single from Alizée's album Blonde which was released on 23 June 2014. On 14 March 2014, Alizée and Sony France confirmed on Facebook the release of the single to be 18 March 2014. Also the cover art was again put online. A small extract of the single came available online on 16 March 2014. On 16 March, Jérémy Parayre, a French journalist, who originally announced the development of Alizée's sixth album back in fall 2013, announced on Twitter that the single would be sent to the radio stations on 18 March 2014. The single had worldwide release on iTunes on 18 March 2014.
Blonde (Alizée album)
Blonde is the sixth studio album of the French recording artist Alizée. It was released on 23 June 2014. The first single (" Blonde") was released 18 March 2014. The album was released only one year and three months after her fifth album, 5. The speeding of the release cycle was caused by Alizée's success on French television show Danse avec les stars, which fourth season she won on 23 November 2013. The album received mixed critics and was not a commercial success.
Blonde are an English deep house production duo from Bristol, consisting of Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield. They are signed to Parlophone.
Blonde (1950 film)
Blonde'' (French:Tête blonde'') is a 1950 French comedy film directed by Maurice Cam and starring Jules Berry, Denise Grey and Marcel André.
The film's art direction was by Guy de Gastyne.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Blond \Blond\, Blonde \Blonde\, a. [F., fair, light, of uncertain origin; cf. AS. blonden-feax gray-haired, old, prop. blended-haired, as a mixture of white and brown or black. See Blend, v. t. ] Of a fair color; light-colored; as, blond hair; a blond complexion.
a. (alternative form of blond English) n. 1 (alternative form of blond nodot=1 English) (gloss: person of fair hair). (qualifier: Used especially of a woman. See the usage notes in the entry ''blond''.) 2 (alternative form of blond nodot=1 English) (gloss: pale golden brown color).
n. a person with fair skin and hair [syn: blond]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 15c.; see blond (adj.).
Usage examples of "blonde".
The slender blonde beauty of Perri-high-C-trill-and-A-above was distractingly fresh in his mind, the eager arpeggiation of her voice an indelible memory.
Wilma was an asthenic blonde who specialized in decorative plant-animal hybrids.
Lysara, Resor, Cens, Barat, Hoede, the pale blonde Ytrude, and Secca, the youngest redhead, sitting on a stool in the corner, her eyes darting to Anna, and then away.
Irina, still waiting to be acknowledged, glowered at the tall blonde in the beplumed, winter-white SaintLaurent suit and canotry diamond earrings.
Her bikini briefs were almost transparent with the water from the pool, and he could see the furze of blonde hair between her legs.
Clarence said, nodding toward a blonde with teased hair and a bimbo cowgirl outfit that would do Charmaine proud.
There was no way the heavy blonde beside Denise could be Bitsy Collins.
The young blonde girl being blindfolded had no way of knowing what was about to befall her next.
Monica and Howard had stationed themselves by the baggage carousels and they waved enthusiastically as she appeared, Monica a lot blonder and Howard only slightly balder.
Etienne Vascogne, and the taller, blonder, and slimmer form of his assistant chief of security, Helga Litwack.
Her hair grew paler, blond and blonder, until it was almost a white blond.
Her hair was blonder than God had ever intended, and her skin was darkly and evenly tanned which made her perfect teeth seem even whiter when she smiled.
Several of the blonder workers had shed their shirts in defiance of the tropical sun.
A big-boned blonde of perhaps thirty, she was attractive in a bosomy, bighaired kind of way.
Ashley sniffed as a bosomy blonde slid into his arms and momentarily rested her head on his shoulder.