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adjective blank pronunciation in British English /blæŋk/
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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. b.
      a blank surface has nothing on it

      He was tired of staring at the four blank walls.

    2. 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.


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