emblematic

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adjective em·blem·at·ic \ˌem-blə-ˈma-tik\
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emblematical

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Definition of emblematic

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting an emblem :  symbolic, representative

emblematically

play \ˌem-blə-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of emblematic in a Sentence

  1. the dove is emblematic of the organization's mission to bring some peace to a troubled world

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First Known Use of emblematic

1645


EMBLEMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

emblematic

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Definition of emblematic for English Language Learners

  • : representing something (such as an idea, state, or emotion) that cannot be seen by itself



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