1

blazon

play
noun bla·zon \ˈblā-zən\

Definition of blazon

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

  2. 2 :  ostentatious display

Origin and Etymology of blazon

Middle English blason, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Heraldry Terms


2

blazon

verb bla·zon

Definition of blazon

blazoned

;

blazoning

play \ˈblāz-niŋ; ˈblā-zən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to publish widely :  proclaim

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

  4. 3a :  displayb :  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

Circa 1533

First Known Use of blazon

circa 1533



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blazon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

contemplative of or relative to the past

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ