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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

blonde

I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
blond/blonde (=yellowish-white in colour)
▪ long blonde hair and blue eyes
dumb blonde (=a pretty woman with blonde hair who seems stupid)
▪ She’s no dumb blonde.
dye sth black/blue/blonde etc
▪ Priscilla’s hair was dyed jet black.
dye your hair (blonde/red etc) (=change its colour, especially using chemicals)
▪ Craig has dyed his hair black.
peroxide blonde (=hair made light yellow using peroxide)
▪ her waist-length peroxide blonde hair
platinum blonde
sb’s blonde/dark/grey etc head (=with blonde etc hair)
▪ I saw my son’s blond head sticking out from the car window.
strawberry blonde
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
bombshell
▪ It was because, apart from sniffles, she was a blonde bombshell with a large bosom.
▪ Lawford even took photographs of the President of the United States and the blonde bombshell in bed together.
curl
▪ Léonie did not want to watch Thérèse clamber on his knee, twist her blonde curls with one finger, ogle him.
girl
▪ Just beside them Benny noticed a blonde girl in a smart navy coat; despite the rain, she still looked elegant.
▪ She was a heavy blonde girl with large milk-white legs.
▪ She was a slim blonde girl in her twenties who might have stepped out of a fashion advertisement in a women's magazine.
▪ An albino with white dreadlocks had appeared from one of the trailers with the blonde girl in tow.
▪ A blonde girl at a desk checked their travel vouchers.
▪ A thin disdainful blonde girl led me up narrow stairs to a room filled completely by a single bed.
▪ He seemed to think he might feature in some pictures with a blonde girl.
▪ One of the croupiers, a blonde girl, beckoned him to join the blackjack table.
hair
▪ Jennifer, in a blue tracksuit that showed off her blonde hair to perfection, was sitting in her wheelchair.
▪ Her face was mottled under her long blonde hair.
▪ Her blonde hair was pulled back into a smooth chignon and tied with a yellow silk bow.
▪ The one with the thinning blonde hair made a remark at which the second man sniggered.
▪ Her dark blonde hair and serpentine figure drew the approval of Sir Charles Webb-Bowen himself.
▪ On the screen a woman with bright blonde hair and red-rimmed glasses was teaching her audience how to make profiteroles.
▪ Her mass of blonde hair was down, flowing free in the winter air.
▪ Petal came back in, with her blonde hair wafting about her shoulders.
head
▪ Within seconds, her blonde head was lost in the crowds.
▪ He stood and the blonde head moved down his body, the scarlet nails deftly worked his trousers loose.
woman
▪ Gallows loomed in the shadows of her dreams and dead babies and famine, and a blonde woman with sly green eyes.
▪ A young blonde woman was at a desk in the room when we walked in.
▪ And for apres-apres-ski there were always the lovely blonde women flown in from Madam Claudes famous establishment in Paris.
▪ Then we spot a tall, blonde woman striding up the street in our direction.
▪ A young blonde woman who had tripped against a Sellsword was shoved by him and sent flying across the roadway.
▪ To begin with, a middle-aged blonde woman jostled him but was quickly joined by a cohort of silver-haired reinforcements.
▪ The most incredible case involved a guy in Harrow who was advertising for men as a blonde woman called Susannah.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
blonde bombshell
▪ It was because, apart from sniffles, she was a blonde bombshell with a large bosom.
▪ Lawford even took photographs of the President of the United States and the blonde bombshell in bed together.
crop of dark hair/blonde curls etc
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But some leading shampoos and conditioners contain small amounts of bleaching agents to promote blonde colouring.
▪ I remember when he was that little blonde baby.
▪ She was having an affair with Toni Hutchinson of the blonde braids, who was the daughter of a pharmacist in Hendon.
▪ She was too tall, too blonde to be anything but Hung Mao.
▪ The charming entrepreneur and his pretty blonde wife, Victoria Rebisoff Wang, enjoyed their newfound wealth.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
dumb
▪ No such thing as a dumb blonde?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And Fifties gentlemen actually did prefer blondes.
▪ In any case, she was completely different from the generously curved blondes Nathan Bryce was usually seen with.
▪ It divides its subject matter into blondes, brunettes and redheads.
▪ My whole being and purpose was pointed at the little blonde.
▪ She was a blonde from Minnesota.
▪ This is a flattering look for medium blondes and brunettes.
▪ Yanto and Billy heard the blonde tell the landlord that it was her birthday as she ordered the drinks.
Wikipedia

Blonde (novel)

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 (disambiguation)

Blonde is a hair color.

Blonde may also refer to:

  • Blonde Ale, a type of beer

Blonde (film)

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 (duo)

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

Blonde

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.

Blonde

Blonde \Blonde\, n. [F.]

  1. A person of very fair complexion, with light hair and light blue eyes. [Written also blond.]

  2. [So called from its color.] A kind of silk lace originally of the color of raw silk, now sometimes dyed; -- called also blond lace.

Wiktionary

blonde

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).

WordNet

blonde

n. a person with fair skin and hair [syn: blond]

blonde

adj. being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or gray eyes; "blond Scandinavians"; "a house full of light-haired children" [syn: blond, light-haired] [ant: brunet]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

blonde

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.