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[bley-zuh n-ree] /ˈbleɪ zən ri/
brilliant decoration or display:
The wedding had all the blazonry of a coronation.
  1. the act or technique of describing coats of arms.
  2. a coat, or coats, of arms.
Origin of blazonry
First recorded in 1615-25; blazon + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for blazonry
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  • There is much Spanish blazonry also, if I could but read it.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Pathetic summer seeks by blazonry Of color to conceal her swift decrease.

    A Calendar of Sonnets Helen Hunt Jackson
  • blazonry—the representation of any heraldic Figure, Device, or Composition.

  • The heavens, with their blazonry, were to him as pictured parchments.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • This post, with its empty frame, was as significant as the art of blazonry could have made it.

    Mingo Joel Chandler Harris
  • It is there that the great flag waves with all the blazonry of the race.

    Lewis Rand

    Mary Johnston
  • Now the iris has taken up the blazonry of the year, and the tide of the tourists ebbs westward.

  • In one of the towers there was a room whose ceiling was painted a royal blue over-strewn with exquisite gold tracery and blazonry.

    The Story of a Child Pierre Loti
  • His robes became him fiercely, and the blazonry of his colors even frightened her a little.

  • Glorious and soul-stirring was the Durbar itself with all the pomp of heraldry and blazonry of colour.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
British Dictionary definitions for blazonry


noun (pl) -ries
the art or process of describing heraldic arms in proper form
heraldic arms collectively
colourful or ostentatious display
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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