[ bley-zuh n ]
/ ˈbleɪ zən /

verb (used with object)

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.


Origin of blazon

1275–1325; Middle English blaso(u)n < Anglo-French, Old French blason buckler, of obscure origin


bla·zon·er, nounbla·zon·ment, nounun·bla·zoned, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blazoned

/ (ˈbleɪzən) /

verb (tr)

(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

Derived forms of blazon

blazoner, noun

Word Origin for blazon

C13: from Old French blason coat of arms
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