blazon


1bla·zon

noun \ˈblā-zən\

Definition of BLAZON

1
a :  armorial bearings :  coat of arms
b :  the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings
2
:  ostentatious display

Origin of BLAZON

Middle English blason, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Heraldry Terms

cachet, couchant, dormant, escutcheon, potent, standard, totem

Rhymes with BLAZON

2blazon

verb
bla·zonedbla·zon·ing \ˈblāz-niŋ; ˈblā-zən-iŋ\

Definition of BLAZON

transitive verb
1
:  to publish widely :  proclaim
2
a :  to describe (heraldic or armorial bearings) in technical terms
b :  to represent (armorial bearings) in drawing or engraving
3
a :  display
b :  deck, adorn <the town was blazoned with flags>
bla·zon·er \-nər; -zən-ər\ noun
blazoning noun

Examples of BLAZON

  1. <their very public canoodling has pretty much blazoned the fact that they are having an affair>
  2. <the city's waterfront has been blazoned with banners celebrating the festival of tall ships>

First Known Use of BLAZON

1534

Other Heraldry Terms

blazon, cachet, couchant, dormant, escutcheon, potent, standard, totem

Rhymes with BLAZON

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