[ em-bley-zuhn ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to depict, as on an escutcheon in heraldry.

  2. to decorate with brilliant colors.

  1. to proclaim; celebrate or extol.

Origin of emblazon

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

Other words from emblazon

  • em·bla·zon·er, noun
  • un·em·bla·zoned, adjective

Words Nearby emblazon

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How to use emblazon in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for emblazon


/ (ɪmˈbleɪzən) /

  1. to describe, portray, or colour (arms) according to the conventions of heraldry

  2. to portray heraldic arms on (a shield, one's notepaper, etc)

  1. to make bright or splendid, as with colours, flowers, etc

  2. to glorify, praise, or extol, often so as to attract great publicity: his feat was emblazoned on the front page

Derived forms of emblazon

  • emblazonment, noun

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