blazon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English blason, blasoun (shield), from Old French blason (shield).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbleɪzən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪzən

Noun[edit]

blazon (countable and uncountable, plural blazons)

  1. (heraldry) A verbal or written description of a coat of arms.
    • 1894, James Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry:
      ...it should never be forgotten that the best blazon is that which is the most perspicuous
  2. (heraldry) A formalized language for describing a coat of arms.
    • 1997, Gerard J. Brault, Early Blazon:
      We must banish, therefore, the persistent but wholly erroneous notion that the heralds invented many of the terms used in blazon and borrowed the rest from the everyday lexicon of terms...
  3. (heraldry) A coat of arms or a banner depicting a coat of arms.
  4. Ostentatious display, verbal or otherwise; publication; description; record.

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Verb[edit]

blazon (third-person singular simple present blazons, present participle blazoning, simple past and past participle blazoned)

  1. (transitive) To describe a coat of arms.
    • 10 July 1713, Joseph Addison, The Guardian, No. 104
      the following coat of arms, which I will send you in the original language, not being herald enough to blazon it in English
    • 1889, Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry:
      After Blazoning the Shield, you proceed to the exterior ornaments viz.: The Helmet, Lambrequin, Crest, Supporters, Badge, and Motto
  2. To make widely or generally known, to proclaim.
  3. To display conspicuously or publicly.
  4. To shine; to be conspicuous.
  5. To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
    • 1699, Samuel Garth, The Dispensary
      She blazons in dread smiles her hideous form.

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Noun[edit]

blazon

  1. accusative singular of blazo

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French blason.

Noun[edit]

blazon n (plural blazoane)

  1. blazon

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