[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. embiotocid,
  2. embitter,
  3. embittered,
  4. embla,
  5. emblaze,
  6. emblazoned,
  7. emblazonment,
  8. emblazonry,
  9. emblem,
  10. emblematic

Origin of emblazon

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

Related formsem·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 Formsemblazonment, noun

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Word Origin and History for emblazoned



"inscribe conspicuously," also "extol," 1590s, from en- (1) + blazon. Related: Emblazoned; emblazoning.

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