the above transcription of blanch is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.
blanch is pronounced in one syllable
press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of blanch
press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of blanch
video examples of blanch pronunciation
An example use of blanch in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… steamed rice you know do that blanch I'm …”
meanings of blanch
To cook by dipping briefly into boiling water, then directly into cold water.
To bleach by excluding the light, for example the stalks or leaves of plants, by earthing them up or tying them together.
To make white by removing the skin of, for example by scalding.
To whiten, for example the surface of meat, by plunging into boiling water and afterwards into cold, so as to harden the surface and retain the juices.
To give a favorable appearance to; to whitewash; to whiten;.
To take the color out of, and make white; to bleach.
To avoid, as from fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed.
To grow or become white.
To give a white lustre to (silver, before stamping, in the process of coining).
To cause to turn aside or back.
To cover (sheet iron) with a coating of tin.
To use evasion.
A female given name from French, a less common spelling of Blanche.
blanch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word blanch occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.