to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim: The pickets blazoned their grievances on placards.
to adorn or embellish, especially brilliantly or showily.
to describe in heraldic terminology.
to depict (heraldic arms or the like) in proper form and color.
an escutcheon; coat of arms.
the heraldic description of armorial bearings.
- bla·zon·er, noun
- bla·zon·ment, noun
- un·bla·zoned, adjective
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How to use blazon in a sentence
The outer surface of the aspis was decorated or painted with various motifs and blazons – with some even signifying the status of the richer upper class hoplites.Hoplite: The Remarkable Citizen-Soldier of Ancient Greece | Dattatreya Mandal | August 2, 2022 | Realm of History
One shield bears a bull's head; the next has three crosses; the third blazon is a crab.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
She bore a blazon of a feminine hand dangling a planet by a string from one finger; a good ship, and an able, ruthless captain.Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
Nothing left but picture of one small blue soldier looking up through blazon flames of Christmas-tree to shining thing above.Mr. Bamboo and the Honorable Little God | Fannie C. Macaulay
I should not however have been tempted to blazon my coat of arms, were it not connected with a whimsical anecdote.Memoirs of My Life and Writings | Edward Gibbon
Either of the latter positions must be specified in the blazon.A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for blazon
(often foll by abroad) to proclaim loudly and publicly
heraldry to describe (heraldic arms) in proper terms
to draw and colour (heraldic arms) conventionally
heraldry a conventional description or depiction of heraldic arms
any description or recording, esp of good qualities
- blazoner, noun
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