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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Definitions for emblazon

  1. To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.

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Citations for emblazon
Three times we stopped at one of the tiny wooden snack shacks that dot Tobago's roadside, all emblazoned with Coke signs, before we found one that had any in stock: It had one bottle. John Henderson, Los Angeles Times
Signs in Chinese characters emblazon tailor shops, banks, restaurants and boutiques painted with bright yellows, cobalt blues and deep reds. Harriet King, New York Times
Origin of emblazon
1585-1595
Emblazon is from em- + Old French blason, a shield (with coat of arms); it is probably ultimately of Germanic origin and akin to blaze.