English Spelling and Pronunciation

Does the word blonde have a short o sound?

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August 11, 2011 1:56AM

Yes, it rhymes with pond. Blonde and blond are pronounced the same way. "Blonde" is a noun to describe a woman -- "Marilyn Monroe was a famous blonde."

"Blond" is an adjective for either sex -- "Daniel Craig is the first blond Bond": "Marilyn Monroe was born brunette but dyed her hair blond."