Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Heraldry The art of properly and accurately describing or representing armorial bearings.
  • n. Heraldry A coat of arms.
  • n. An ostentatious display.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Blazon
  • n. A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings.
  • n. An artistic representation or display.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as blazon, 3.
  • n. A coat of arms; an armorial bearing or bearings.
  • n. Artistic representation or display.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of describing or explaining coats of arms in proper heraldic terms and method.
  • n. Emblazonry; decoration in color, as with heraldic devices; brilliant decoration; splendor.
  • n. Figuratively, display.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

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Examples

  • Philippe, son of France, take your place on that bed; Philippe, sole king of France, resume the blazonry which is yours!

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Or Ten Years Later being the completion of "The Three Musketeers" And "Twenty Years After"

  • The blazonry of the huge escutcheon met and returned the rays with as brilliant a reflection as that lugubrious object was capable of, and the whole apartment looked with

    Castle Dangerous

  • Have not these the raven and rook, the fox and the fulmart, explained; either because the nature of the birds or beasts bear an individual resemblance to those of the knights who display them on their banners, or otherwise are bodied forth by actual blazonry on their shields, and come openly into the field to ravage and destroy?

    Castle Dangerous

  • “I understand one sort of blazonry as well as another,” answered Rouge Sanglier boldly, “but it may be we have not the same terms in Germany which you have here in Flanders.”

    Quentin Durward

  • He had destroyed the remnants of the old peel-house, substituting the modern mansion in its place; and while he reserved the hearth of his ancestors, in memory of their hospitality, as also the, pious motto which they had chanced to assume, he failed not to obliterate the worldly and military emblems displayed upon the shield and helmet, together with all their blazonry.

    Redgauntlet

  • She saw a large, empty, shadowy play-house, still redolent of the perfumes and blazonry of the night, and notable for its rich, oriental appearance.

    Sister Carrie

  • “You are going to court, Master Tressilian,” said he; “you will please remember that your blazonry must be Argent and Or — no other tinctures will pass current.”

    Kenilworth

  • Over the steep roof at the other side spread on the dark azure of the night this glorious blazonry of the unfathomable Creator.

    Uncle Silas

  • And his having the blazonry changed, from the sword-and-atom symbol to the blue crescent.

    Space Viking

  • The shadow of an aircar fell briefly upon them and they looked up and turned their beads in time to see it sink with graceful dignity toward the landing-stage of Karvall House, and he glimpsed its blazonry-sword and atom-symbol, the badge of the ducal house of Ward.

    Space Viking

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  • My wife, a richly scutcheoned Muhlenberg and far more devoted to armorial lines and ties of blood - all such blazonry - than I could ever bring myself to be...

    - William gass, The Tunnel

    May 11, 2009