Adjective "blazoned" definition and examples

(Blazoned may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbleɪz(ə)n/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Display prominently or vividly.
  1. 'In contrast to Keiley, whose directorial stamp is blazoned on her productions as plainly as a Nike logo, Irvine's effect is more elusive.'
  2. 'Now it appears that through either an error or otherwise, that this whistleblower that resides in a very small town has received a document that had blazoned across it an envelope that specifically pointed to him being the whistleblower.'
  3. 'Somehow you get the feeling that if this had been run by men, the names of the founders and subsequent dignitaries would have been blazoned all over its history.'
  4. 'I thrust again at the female and almost lose my weapon as she makes a grab for it, the fizzing flame throwing lurid patterns of light across the designs blazoned onto the surface of the tower.'
  5. 'The paired subjects were given various flashcards, blazoned with a star, a crescent, a box, a circle; then separated and asked to concentrate on the identity of the card their opposite number held.'
  6. 'I have to confess to a moment of carelessness due largely to the CD labelling which blazons only the two major works.'
  7. 'Instead of the horrendous front pages of last week, full of trauma, assault, and invasion of privacy, today's paper was blazoned with four articles I was interested in.'
  8. 'The names of the Americans are then blazoned across the screen.'
  9. 'If these symbols were written by hand, and not stamped out by computer and blazoned into the controls as they were on the Ascalon, then the newly found markings could conceivably have been done by a hand less steady or confident than normal.'
  10. 'The title from the original play, though, won out, and The Children's Hour, with Lillian Hellman's name blazoned across the ‘based on’ screen credit, was released in 1961.'
  11. 'accounts of their ordeal were blazoned to the entire nation'
  12. 'Editors who blazon every rumour on their front pages, politicians who hold weekly press conferences on ‘international threat levels’ and policemen who boast their tally of menaces averted are the arms salesmen of terror.'
  13. '‘I just laid back and let him rape me so that he would not bash me,’ was blazoned across pages 9 and 10 of the Herald.'
  14. 'The story was blazoned over front pages, complete with photos of Michelle, just as the government was about to launch its campaign to reassure young women of confidentiality over contraception or abortion help.'
  15. 'This month the subject was blazoned across the covers of such disparate magazines as U.S. News and World Report, Tikkun, Commentary, and Foreign Policy.'
Describe or depict (armorial bearings) in a correct heraldic manner.
  1. 'This coat of arms is blazoned as: Argent on a pale between two fleurs-de-lis gules a cross of the field.'
  2. 'The badge for it is blazoned: Per pale sable and argent, three wolf's teeth issuant from dexter and as many from sinister counterchanged.'
  3. 'Iris extended her arm and pointed at the insignia blazoned onto his jacket.'
  4. 'This private altarpiece says little for the modesty of the canon, whose coat-of-arms with a hare is blazoned at the hem of the Virgin's robe in the corner of the picture.'
  5. 'After all I had the Times logo blazoned all over the sides of my vehicle and it was an Astra.'
  6. 'Why would an occasional fisherman say this of a boat that a well-meaning NGO - its name blazoned on the side of the boat - gave him a few months ago?'

noun

A correct description of armorial bearings.
  1. mass noun 'his knowledge of medieval blazon was unrivalled'
  2. 'There are rules governing the way a blazon is written, which make it possible for anyone who understands them to draw an accurate rendition of the arms from the blazon.'
  3. 'The words of the heraldic blazon contained in the Order of the King in Council of Nov. 5, 1800, and announced to the nation by the Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1801, prescribes the form in which the national flag is to be constructed.'
  4. 'Well before the renaissance, the new men were buying up land, seizing cities, glorifying themselves (the Visconti are a fine example of the breed) with new titles and heraldic blazons.'
  5. 'Johnny's heart ached when he saw Tom with the three golden boars' heads that marked the blazon of the House of Swynford.'
  6. 'In fact, he claimed Erôs as his deity, and even had his image emblazoned on his shield, rather than, as was custom, his ancestral blazon, or the sign of the father.'

More definitions

1. to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim: The pickets blazoned their grievances on placards.

2. to adorn or embellish, especially brilliantly or showily.

3. to describe in heraldic terminology.

4. to depict (heraldic arms or the like) in proper form and color. noun

5. an escutcheon; coat of arms.

6. the heraldic description of armorial bearings.

7. conspicuous display.

More examples(as adjective)

"combats can be blazoned."

Origin

(blazon)Middle English (denoting a shield, later one bearing a heraldic device): from Old French blason ‘shield’, of unknown origin. The sense of the verb has been influenced by blaze.