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Blazon vs. Emblazon

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Blazonnoun

(heraldry) A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.

Emblazonverb

(transitive) To adorn with prominent markings.

Blazonnoun

(heraldry) A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.

Emblazonverb

(transitive) To inscribe upon.

‘The benefactor's image is emblazoned on our memory.’;

Blazonnoun

(heraldry) A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.

Emblazonverb

To draw (a coat of arms).

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Blazonnoun

Ostentatious display, verbal or otherwise; publication; description; record.

Emblazonverb

(transitive) To celebrate or extol as with deeds or merit.

Blazonverb

(transitive) To describe a coat of arms.

Emblazonverb

To depict or represent; - said of heraldic bearings. See Blazon.

Blazonverb

To make widely or generally known, to proclaim.

Emblazonverb

To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.

‘The walls were . . . emblazoned with legends in commemoration of the illustrious pair.’;

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Blazonverb

To display conspicuously or publicly.

Emblazonverb

decorate with colors;

‘color the walls with paint in warm tones’;

Blazonverb

To shine; to be conspicuous.

Emblazonverb

decorate with heraldic arms

Blazonverb

To deck; to embellish; to adorn.

Emblazonverb

conspicuously inscribe or display a design on

‘T-shirts emblazoned with the names of baseball teams’;

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Blazonnoun

A shield.

Emblazonverb

depict (a heraldic device) on something

‘the Queen's coat of arms is emblazoned on the door panel’;

Blazonnoun

An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.

‘Their blazon o'er his towers displayed.’;

Emblazonverb

celebrate or extol publicly

‘their success was emblazoned’;

Blazonnoun

The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.

Blazonnoun

Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.

‘Obtrude the blazon of their exploits upon the company.’; ‘Thy tongue, thy face, thy limbs, actions, and spirit,Do give thee fivefold blazon.’;

Blazonverb

To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.

‘Thyself thou blazon'st.’; ‘There pride sits blazoned on th' unmeaning brow.’; ‘To blazon his own worthless name.’;

Blazonverb

To deck; to embellish; to adorn.

‘She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form.’;

Blazonverb

To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.

‘The coat of , arms, which I am not herald enough to blazon into English.’;

Blazonverb

To shine; to be conspicuous.

Blazonnoun

the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

Blazonverb

decorate with heraldic arms

Blazon

In heraldry and heraldic vexillology, a blazon is a formal description of a coat of arms, flag or similar emblem, from which the reader can reconstruct the appropriate image. The verb to blazon means to create such a description.

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