emblematic


em·blem·at·ic

adjective \ˌem-blə-ˈma-tik\

: representing something (such as an idea, state, or emotion) that cannot be seen by itself

Full Definition of EMBLEMATIC

:  of, relating to, or constituting an emblem :  symbolic, representative
em·blem·at·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of EMBLEMATIC

em·blem·at·ic also em·blem·at·i·cal \-ti-kəl\

Examples of EMBLEMATIC

  1. <the dove is emblematic of the organization's mission to bring some peace to a troubled world>

First Known Use of EMBLEMATIC

1645

Other Heraldry Terms

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

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