Origin and Etymology of blazon
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of blazon
blazonerplay \-nər; -zᵊn-ər\ noun
Examples of blazon in a Sentence
their very public canoodling has pretty much blazoned the fact that they are having an affair
the city's waterfront has been blazoned with banners celebrating the festival of tall ships
Recent Examples of blazon from the Web
The company even sells monorail blazoned socks and others items paying homage to the ride that has existed since 1971 when the Magic Kingdom first opened.
The Leave campaign bus was blazoned with a promise that quitting Europe could add 350 million pounds per week to the National Health Service.
Already in 1492, when Christopher Columbus embarked for the Indies, the German mariner and cosmographer Georg Martin Behaim had blazoned an animal that might be a polar bear near the North Pole of his 1492 Erdapfel (Earth Apple) globe.
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First Known Use of blazon
Synonymsadvertise, annunciate, blare, blaze, announce, broadcast, declare, enunciate, flash, give out, herald, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, release, sound, trumpet
Antonymsblemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil
Related Wordsbark, call (off or out), cry; bill, billboard, bulletin, gazette [chiefly British]; knell, ring, toll; blurb, feature, pitch, plug, promote, puff; disseminate, spread; disclose, divulge, introduce, kithe [chiefly Scottish], manifest, report, reveal, show; advise, apprise, hand down, inform, notify; communicate, impart, intimate
Near Antonymsconceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold; recall, recant, retract, revoke
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