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Definition of "blazon" [bla•zon]

  • Heraldry To describe (a coat of arms) in proper terms. (verb-transitive)
  • Heraldry To paint or depict (a coat of arms) with accurate detail. (verb-transitive)
  • To adorn or embellish with or as if with a coat of arms: "the stars and moons and suns blazoned on that sacred wall” ( G.K. Chesterton). (verb-transitive)
  • To proclaim widely. (verb-transitive)
  • Heraldry A coat of arms. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blazon" in a sentence
  • "* As noted in Pimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry, the word blazon comes from the German word blasen, to blow as with a horn, because in the age of heraldry the style and arms of each knight were so proclaimed on public occasions."
  • "The blazon is followed by a first-person report of a fantasy"
  • "English Rolls and examples of Arms. The Royal bird, however, does not occur in English blazon so frequently as the Lion; and his appearance often denotes an alliance with German Princes."