What is blending words in English?
A blend word or portmanteau is a word made up of parts of two (or more) other words, and whose meaning combines the meanings of the two other words, e.g.: Breakfast + Lunch → Brunch. Morning meal + Midday meal → Mid-morning meal. This combination has created a new word brunch and a new meaning of mid-morning meal.
What is a word with a blend?
A consonant blend is when two or more consonants are blended together, but each sound may be heard in the blend. The most common beginning consonant blends include: bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fr, tr, fl, gl, gr, pl, pr, sl, sm, sp and st. Blends can also occur at the end of words as in the word “last”.
What is a blended word called?
A portmanteau (/pɔːrtˈmæntoʊ/ ( listen), /ˌpɔːrtmænˈtoʊ/) or portmanteau word (from English “portmanteau”, a kind of luggage; in French: mot-valise) is a blend of words in which parts of multiple words are combined into a new word, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog, or motel, from motor and hotel.
Is smog a blended word?
Blending is one of the many ways new words are made in English. It refers to joining the beginning of one word and the end of another to make a new word with a new meaning. Smog, from smoke and fog, and brunch, from breakfast and lunch, are examples of blends.