Blot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |blɑːt|  American pronunciation of the word blot
Brit.  |blɒt|  British pronunciation of the word blot


- a blemish made by dirt (syn: daub, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, spot)
- an act that brings discredit to the person who does it (syn: smear, smirch, spot, stain)
he made a huge blot on his copybook


- dry (ink) with blotting paper
- make a spot or mark onto (syn: blob, fleck, spot)

Extra examples

Don't rub the wine stain. Blot it dry with a paper towel.

Blot your lipstick with a tissue.

His actions left a blot on our name.

Here the critic has undoubtedly hit a blot.

The new power station is a blot on the landscape.

The increase in juvenile crime is a blot on our time.

We must blot out the memory of wartime troubles.

Phrasal verbs

blot out  — make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

Word forms

I/you/we/they: blot
he/she/it: blots
present participle: blotting
past tense: blotted
past participle: blotted
singular: blot
plural: blots
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