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also blonde  (blŏnd)
adj. blond·er, blond·est
1. Having fair hair and skin: blond Scandinavians.
2. Of a flaxen or golden color or of any light shade of auburn or pale yellowish brown: blond hair.
3. Light-colored through bleaching: blond furniture.
1. A person with fair hair and skin.
2. A light yellowish brown to dark grayish yellow.

[Middle English blounde, from Old French blonde, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blond′ish adj.
blond′ness n.
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Noun1.blondness - the property of having a naturally light complexionblondness - the property of having a naturally light complexion
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
References in classic literature ?
To her, in the bright sun, Billy's blondness was startling.
Lydgate was almost forgetting that he must carry on the conversation, in thinking how lovely this creature was, her garment seeming to be made out of the faintest blue sky, herself so immaculately blond, as if the petals of some gigantic flower had just opened and disclosed her; and yet with this infantine blondness showing so much ready, self-possessed grace.
Boris Johnson's blondness comes from this lineage," Mustafa Bal said.
The Conservative Party will be spending those months bring this country back together" Theresa May at her first Prime Minister's Questions "Blondness is clearly a quality that brings preferment under this new Government, and I know where I went wrong" Tory MP Michael Gove, who was sacked as justice secretary "There is a simple and unpalatable truth about far too many of our prisons.
"Blondness is clearly a quality that brings preferment under this new Government, and I know where I went wrong" - Tory MP Michael Gove, who was sacked as justice secretary.
The style can register as dramatic or somber depending on the degree of blondness.
To stress their provocative appearance, Cremieux adds a reference to their artificial blondness: "Cheveux platino naturellement" [Platinum hair, of course] (p.
Leaving the forest with his gallon of whiskey, he "moved rapidly on between the close walls of impenetrable cane-stalks which gave a sort of blondness to the twilight and possessed something of that oppression, that lack of room to breathe in, which the walls of his house had had" (111).
A series of MCU group shots contrast Manon's naive blondness with the bitter faces and darker complexions of her female accusers, the most vocal of whom is a plain, middle-aged, spinsterish-looking woman.
Binswanger's emphasis on West's Jewish background and his narration of her obsession with blondness as a code for Aryan racial supremacy, German idealism, and, as in Kant and Hegel, a secularized version of the Christian transcendence of the body in a metaphysics informed by Western dualism--Binswanger does use the term "Aryan" in a discussion of West's connection of blondness with purity and beauty--is not a minor part of his case-study, but rather is foregrounded in the first paragraph of his "Case History" under the category of "Heredity": (12)