pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as an emblem; symbolic.
- Also em·blem·at·i·cal [em-bluh-mat-i-kuhl] /ˌɛm bləˈmæt ɪ kəl/ .
- em·blem·at·i·cal·ly, adverb
- em·blem·at·i·cal·ness, noun
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How to use emblematic in a sentence
It’s also emblematic of the struggle by financial regulators the world over to regulate the supercharged space of digital currencies.The latest move by Nigeria’s Central Bank aims to burst the country’s cryptocurrency bubble | Tolu Olasoji | February 9, 2021 | Quartz
The congregation is small — about eight people — but the effort is emblematic of the work they do with their nonprofit.Annapolis couple use nonprofit to fight homelessness, hunger during pandemic | Brooks DuBose | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Cotton, the forklift driver in North Dakota, is perhaps emblematic of this shift.The Challenges Posed By COVID-19 Pushed Many Workers to Strike. Will the Labor Movement See Sustained Interest? | Abigail Abrams | January 17, 2021 | Time
Canadian historian Margaret MacMillan regards the Iceman story as emblematic of our violent nature.Humans Have Gotten Nicer and Better at Making War - Issue 94: Evolving | Steve Paulson | January 6, 2021 | Nautilus
In a way, Rivera sees Reaves as emblematic of the whole team.Washington free safety Deshazor Everett out for the regular season | Sam Fortier | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The twang we hear as emblematic of white country music is actually the direct descendant of black folk music banjo.
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 | Felice Picano | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 DAILY BEAST
Halloween is more emblematic of the American political process than Election Day will ever be.
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 | Hampton Stevens | September 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is perhaps emblematic of the twelve tribes, or of the gentiles coming from the east and west to drink of the water of life.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
We see no reason why there should not be something put up contiguously, emblematic of St. George and the dragon.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
She was as sure of this as of the emblematic meaning of the small crucifix which she had hung above her bed.The Light That Lures | Percy Brebner
Below the low door, with its jambs flanked by long panels covered with hieroglyphs, there was a broad, emblematic square.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5 | Theophile Gautier
It is more likely than otherwise, that this form is emblematic.