- pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.
Origin of emblematic
Related Words for emblematictypical, characteristic, emblematical, exemplary, figurative, representative, symbolical
Examples from the Web for emblematic
Contemporary Examples of emblematic
The twang we hear as emblematic of white country music is actually the direct descendant of black folk music banjo.The Cultural Crimes of Iggy Azalea
December 29, 2014
Because the shop was emblematic of that peculiar Italian institution known as La Faccia: i.e. presenting the best face possible.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo
December 16, 2014
Once emblematic of American military muscle, the outposts are now skeletal shells.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
The flashy release was emblematic of everything people love—and hate—about the band.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat
September 13, 2014
A recent column by Nia-Malika Henderson is emblematic of this denial.No, 'Acting White' Has Not Been Debunked
September 4, 2014
Historical Examples of emblematic
It is not words only that are emblematic; it is things which are emblematic.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Its splendour and display were emblematic of the coming reign.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
Blue is emblematic of failure, disappointment, or unsatisfied desire.The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees
It was an instructive scene, emblematic of this fallen world.
The design is emblematic of the story of the Garden of Eden.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
1640s, perhaps via French emblématique, from Greek emblematikos, from emblema (see emblem).