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blazon

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noun bla·zon \ˈblā-zən\

Definition of blazon

  1. 1 a :  armorial bearings :  coat of arms b :  the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings

  2. 2 :  ostentatious display



Origin of blazon

Middle English blason, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with blazon


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blazon

verb bla·zon

Definition of blazon

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to publish widely :  proclaim

  3. 2 a :  to describe (heraldic or armorial bearings) in technical terms b :  to represent (armorial bearings) in drawing or engraving

  4. 3 a :  display b :  deck, adorn <the town was blazoned with flags>

bla·zon·er play \-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>



1534

First Known Use of blazon

1534


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