he·​ral·​dic | \ he-ˈral-dik How to pronounce heraldic (audio) , hə- \

Definition of heraldic

: of or relating to heralds or heraldry

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Other Words from heraldic

heraldically \ he-​ˈral-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce heraldically (audio) , hə-​ \ adverb

Examples of heraldic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The totality evokes a heraldic banner, but also a fortress facade. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Romare Bearden’s Rarely Seen Abstract Side," 19 Mar. 2020 Marginal notes define the many unfamiliar terms; numerous heraldic insignia are presented in color and explained, and the book’s real-life characters, such as Nigel’s mentor, Sir John Chandos, are allotted brief biographies. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "Arthur Conan Doyle wrote more than detective novels. Let’s not forget his more swashbuckling stories.," 15 Jan. 2020 Prince Charles was invested by his mother, the queen, as the Prince of Wales on July 1, 1969 with a heraldic ceremony at Caernarfon Castle, an iconic Welsh landmark. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Meaning Behind Prince Charles's Royal Title, the Prince of Wales," 9 Nov. 2019 Moved by such loyalty, the Black Prince adopted Jean’s badge of an ostrich feather as his own heraldic device. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, "‘The Black Prince’ Review: When Knighthood Was in Flower," 6 June 2018 On the right side, the heraldic design shows a songbird flanking a blue shield with quills, all surrounded by flowers. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "All the Poignant Symbolism in Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s Coat of Arms," 29 May 2018 There were explanations of heraldic iconography, and interviews with people who run charities supported by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "‘Stand by Me’: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Married," 20 May 2018 For Prince Harry and the royal family, the Crown Office's artists chose the red dragon, the heraldic symbol of Wales, seen on the left-hand side. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Queen Elizabeth's Instrument of Consent for the Royal Wedding Includes Some Meaningful Hidden Details," 14 May 2018 Harry and Meghan's, for example, includes a red dragon, which is the heraldic symbol of Wales, as well as the UK's floral emblems–the rose, thistle, and shamrock—and Prince Harry's Label. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "What Is the Instrument of Consent and Why Does It Matter?," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of heraldic

1772, in the meaning defined above

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“Heraldic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heraldic. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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