emblematic

or em·blem·at·i·cal

[ em-bluh-mat-ik or em-bluh-mat-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌɛm bləˈmæt ɪk or ˌɛm bləˈmæt ɪ kəl /

adjective

pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.

Origin of emblematic

1635–45; < Greek emblēmat-, stem of émblēma (see emblem) + -ic
Related formsem·blem·at·i·cal·ly, adverbem·blem·at·i·cal·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for emblematic

emblematic


adj.

1640s, perhaps via French emblématique, from Greek emblematikos, from emblema (see emblem).

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