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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: blanc; BLANCH

blank

1 adjective
     
blank1 S3
1 without any writing, print, or recorded sound:
Leave the last page blank.
a blank cassette
2 a blank face or look shows no emotion, understanding, or interest [↪ blankly]
blank face/look/expression/eyes
Zoe looked at me with a blank expression.
She gazed at him in blank astonishment.
3

go blank

a) if your mind goes blank, or if you go blank, you are suddenly unable to remember something:
My heart began to race and my mind went blank.
b) to stop showing any images, writing etc:
Suddenly the screen went blank.
blankness noun [uncountable]
blank verse

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