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blazon

noun bla·zon \ 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 and Etymology of blazon

Middle English blason, from Anglo-French

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blazon

verb

Definition of blazon

blazoned; blazoning play \ˈblāz-niŋ; ˈblā-zᵊn-iŋ\
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

blazoner

play \-nər; -zᵊn-ər\ noun

blazoning

noun

Examples of blazon in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of blazon

circa 1533

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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