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adjective blank pronunciation in British English /blæŋk/
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adjectiveblank
comparativeblanker
superlativeblankest
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  1. 1
    blank paper or a blank space is empty and contains no writing or other marks
    a blank sheet of paper
    Write your name in the blank space at the top of the page.
    The last three boxes should be left blank.
    1. a.
    2. b.
      a blank surface has nothing on it
      He was tired of staring at the four blank walls.
    3. c.
      a blank screen, for example on a computer, has no writing or images on it
      He seemed to be staring at a blank television screen.
      Suddenly my computer screen went blank.
  2. 2
    showing no emotion or no sign of understanding something or recognizing someone
    His eyes were blank and he barely responded to us.
    a blank look/expression/face

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blankness

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