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[bley-zuh n-ree]
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  1. brilliant decoration or display: The wedding had all the blazonry of a coronation.
  2. Heraldry.
    1. the act or technique of describing coats of arms.
    2. a coat, or coats, of arms.
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Origin of blazonry

First recorded in 1615–25; blazon + -ry
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Related Words for blazonry

insignia, emblem, shield, coat, ensign, escutcheon, signet, heraldry, blazonry, emblazonry

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
  1. the art or process of describing heraldic arms in proper form
  2. heraldic arms collectively
  3. colourful or ostentatious display
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