verb (used with object)
Origin of blazon
Examples from the Web for blazoned
But they appeared in a newsletter that blazoned his name across every issue, so it scarcely matters who wrote them.
Across the dividing fences of two of the blazoned gardens a pair of old crones gossiped under their breaths.The Forest|Stewart Edward White
It was a new car to the road, and its blazoned name suggested an importance out of the ordinary—“China & Japan Mail.”Ralph on the Overland Express|Allen Chapman
A Lion in this attitude, of this tincture, and on a field gules, may be blazoned as a Lion of England.The Handbook to English Heraldry|Charles Boutell
Through the haze in mid-Channel a hospital ship came racing; on her sides were blazoned the scarlet cross.The Glory of the Trenches|Coningsby Dawson
Yet on that iron balcony all the innermost mysteries of the James family are blazoned and bruited to the entire village.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1|William James
Word Origin for blazon
"coat of arms," late 13c., from Old French blason (12c.) "a shield, blazon," also "collar bone;" common Romanic (cf. Spanish blason, Italian blasone, Portuguese brasao, Provençal blezo, the first two said to be French loan-words); of uncertain origin. OED doubts, on grounds of sense, the connection proposed by 19c. French etymologists to Germanic words related to English blaze (n.1).
1560s, "to depict or paint (armorial bearings)," from blazon (n.) or else from French blasonner. Earlier as "to set forth decriptively" (1510s); especially "to vaunt or boast" (1530s), in this use probably from or influenced by blaze (v.2).