[ em-bley-zuh n ]
/ ɛmˈbleɪ zən /

verb (used with object)

to depict, as on an escutcheon in heraldry.
to decorate with brilliant colors.
to proclaim; celebrate or extol.

Origin of emblazon

First recorded in 1585–95; em-1 + blazon

Related forms

em·bla·zon·er, nounun·em·bla·zoned, adjective
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/ (ɪmˈbleɪzən) /

verb (tr)

to describe, portray, or colour (arms) according to the conventions of heraldry
to portray heraldic arms on (a shield, one's notepaper, etc)
to make bright or splendid, as with colours, flowers, etc
to glorify, praise, or extol, often so as to attract great publicityhis feat was emblazoned on the front page

Derived Forms

emblazonment, noun
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