[bley-zuh n-ree]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blazonry

Historical Examples of blazonry

  • 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.


    Joel Chandler Harris

British Dictionary definitions for blazonry


noun plural -ries

the art or process of describing heraldic arms in proper form
heraldic arms collectively
colourful or ostentatious display
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