gules

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See also: gulēs

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French geule (animal’s mouth, throat) via Middle French geules. Compare with French gueules and Spanish gules.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡjuːlz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡjulz/, /ˈɡulz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːlz

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gules (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) Red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.
  2. plural of gule

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gules

  1. (heraldry) In blazon, of the colour red.
    The symbol of the Red Cross is a cross gules.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ii 2:
      Now is he total gules, horridly tricked
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      You know they still
      Call themselves Bulls, though thus degenerate,
      And everything relating to a Bull
      Is popular and respectable in Thebes.
      Their arms are seven Bulls in a field gules;
      They think their strength consists in eating beef,—

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gules m (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) gules (colour)

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gules (plural gules)

  1. (heraldry) gules