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

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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 The notice's intricate design includes a red dragon, the heraldic symbol of Wales, and the floral emblems for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland: the rose, thistle and shamrock. Ray Sanchez And James Gray, CNN, "Buckingham Palace shares image of Queen's official consent for Prince Harry's marriage," 12 May 2018 The intimate choir area is lined with colorful banners, with heraldic family crests, symbols and animals, hanging above the area where the couple will exchange vows. NBC News, "Fairy tale Windsor Castle to host Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding," 12 May 2018 But many of the quilts avoid references to war or any images at all, gathering power from an impressive, admittedly heraldic, range of geometric patterns and their optical effects. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "Wartime Quilts Honor Battles and Leaders, but Mostly Art," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of heraldic

1772, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heraldic was in 1772

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