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
Recent Examples of emblazon from the Web
Demonstrators carried banners emblazoned with gruesome images of Wednesday’s carnage, when a truck bomb went off, killing at least 80 people and wounded nearly 500 more.
Items emblazoned with Ivanka Trump’s IT logo are now sold via the online marketplaces of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Kmart, and Sears brands.
Between songs, the stylishly unshaven Oklahoman made the enormous auditorium seem almost intimate with chatty banter punctuated by frequent toasts with his black plastic cup emblazoned with the letters BS.
The name is emblazoned in gilded letters across the south-facing entrance of the classical architecture headquarters building near Quality Hill.
Last week, the 64 fifth-graders threw a send-off party during lunch with banners, balloons (No. 13 emblazoned on them) and cupcakes.
It is used on the company’s website and is a prominent branding detail of Mr. Trump’s many American golf courses and resorts — emblazoned on golf balls, shirts and bottles of body lotion.
Among the diverse crowd were a handful of men and women dressed in black T-shirts emblazoned with the unmistakable double W logo across the chest.
The number 42 is emblazoned on the front of the towel, but the manufacturer is not sure why.
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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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