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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bloch]
    • /blɒtʃ/
    • /blɒtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bloch]
    • /blɒtʃ/

Definitions of blotch word

  • countable noun blotch A blotch is a small unpleasant-looking area of colour, for example on someone's skin. 3
  • noun blotch an irregular spot or discoloration, esp a dark and relatively large one such as an ink stain 3
  • verb blotch to become or cause to become marked by such discoloration 3
  • verb blotch (of a pen or ink) to write or flow unevenly in blotches 3
  • noun blotch a discolored patch or blemish on the skin 3
  • noun blotch any large blot or stain 3

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Origin of blotch

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; perhaps blend of blot1 + botch2

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Parts of speech for Blotch


blotch popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for blotch

noun blotch

  • blot — If something is a blot on a person's or thing's reputation, it spoils their reputation.
  • blemish — A blemish is a small mark on something that spoils its appearance.
  • spot — a rounded mark or stain made by foreign matter, as mud, blood, paint, ink, etc.; a blot or speck.
  • patch — Alexander McCarrell [muh-kar-uh l] /məˈkær əl/ (Show IPA), 1889–1945, U.S. World War II general.
  • splash — to wet or soil by dashing masses or particles of water, mud, or the like; spatter: Don't splash her dress!

Antonyms for blotch

noun blotch

  • blank — Something that is blank has nothing on it.
  • clarity — The clarity of something such as a book or argument is its quality of being well explained and easy to understand.
  • cleanness — free from dirt; unsoiled; unstained: She bathed and put on a clean dress.

Top questions with blotch

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