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emblazon

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verb em·bla·zon \im-ˈblā-zən\

Simple Definition of emblazon

  • : to write or draw (a name, picture, etc.) on a surface so that it can be seen very clearly

  • : to decorate (a surface) with something (such as a name or a picture)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of emblazon

emblazonedemblazoning play \-ˈblāz-niŋ, -ˈblā-zən-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to inscribe or adorn with or as if with heraldic bearings or devices b :  to inscribe (as heraldic bearings) on a surface

  3. 2 :  celebrate, extol <have his … deeds emblazoned by a poet — Thomas Nash>

emblazoner play \-ˈblāz-nər, -zən-ər\ noun
emblazonment play \-ˈblā-zən-mənt\ noun

Examples of emblazon in a sentence

  1. <colossal statues and other monumental constructions that were intended to emblazon his name for eons to come>



Did You Know?

English speakers have been using the heraldic sense of "emblazon" since the late 16th century, and before that there was the verb "blazon" ("to describe heraldically") and the noun "blazon" ("a heraldic coat of arms"), which descend from Anglo-French blason. "Emblazon" still refers to adorning something with an emblem of heraldry, but it is now more often used for adorning or publicizing something in any conspicuous way, whether with eye-catching decoration or colorful words of praise.

1589

First Known Use of emblazon

1589

Rhymes with emblazon



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