Definition of emblazon
emblazoningplay \im-ˈblāz-niŋ, -ˈblā-zən-iŋ\
emblazonerplay \im-ˈblāz-nər, -zən-ər\ noun
emblazonmentplay \im-ˈblā-zən-mənt\ noun
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Examples of emblazon in a sentence
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.
First Known Use of emblazon
EMBLAZON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of emblazon for English Language Learners
: 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)
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