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Definition of "blazonry" [bla•zon•ry]

  • Heraldry The art of properly and accurately describing or representing armorial bearings. (noun)
  • Heraldry A coat of arms. (noun)
  • An ostentatious display. (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 "blazonry" in a sentence
  • "Philippe, son of France, take your place on that bed; Philippe, sole king of France, resume the blazonry which is yours!"
  • "The blazonry of the huge escutcheon met and returned the rays with as brilliant a reflection as that lugubrious object was capable of, and the whole apartment looked with"
  • "Have not these the raven and rook, the fox and the fulmart, explained; either because the nature of the birds or beasts bear an individual resemblance to those of the knights who display them on their banners, or otherwise are bodied forth by actual blazonry on their shields, and come openly into the field to ravage and destroy?"