Emblazon

February 13, 2022

Emblazon /əmˈblāzn/ verb

Definition: The word emblazon means to inscribe or depict an image in a heraldic manner. Heraldic relates to the depiction of an image of a coat of arms or similar family crest. These depictions are used to indicate familial relationships, group membership, and superior rank or status within these groups. 

To emblazon is to proudly display one’s accomplishments, achievements, or status in a conspicuous manner. Heraldic inscriptions are emblazoned on surfaces and clothing as a show of pride or status. Emblazoned images are often adorned with silver, gold, and other precious metals. They are brightly colored and indicate personal or group pride.

Etymology: The first recorded use of the word emblazon by English speakers was in the 16th century. It was used in a heraldic sense as a derivative of the word blazon. Blazon is an Anglo-French noun used to describe a heraldic coat of arms. 

In a Sentence.  

They emblazon pictures of famous television stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The private school emblazoned the school crest on the front of their jackets.

The royal palace walls were emblazoned with images of the historic family crest.

Synonyms 

Magnify, Bless

Antonyms 

Discolor, Blacken

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