From (etyl) blanden, blonden, from (etyl) .
To mix; blend; mingle.
To connect; associate.
From (etyl) bland, from (etyl) bland, .
An agreeable summer beverage prepared from the whey of churned milk, common among the inhabitants of the Shetland Islands.
Ultimately from (etyl) .
Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave.
*1818 , (John Keats), Sonnet :
*:Where didst thou find, young Bard, thy sounding lyre? / Where the bland accent, and the tender tone?
*:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland , invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.
Lacking in taste, flavor, or vigor.