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[bley-zuh n-ree] /ˈbleɪ zən ri/
brilliant decoration or display:
The wedding had all the blazonry of a coronation.
  1. the act or technique of describing coats of arms.
  2. a coat, or coats, of arms.
Origin of blazonry
1615-25; blazon + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is there that the great flag waves with all the blazonry of the race.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • There is much Spanish blazonry also, if I could but read it.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • blazonry—the representation of any heraldic Figure, Device, or Composition.

  • Pathetic summer seeks by blazonry Of color to conceal her swift decrease.

    A Calendar of Sonnets Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The blazonry of the shield cannot be identified with any particular state or locality.

    American Military Insignia 1800-1851 J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.
  • The heavens, with their blazonry, were to him as pictured parchments.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • The flag flapped excitedly, shaking out its blazonry of stars and stripes with a sort of fierce delight.

  • This post, with its empty frame, was as significant as the art of blazonry could have made it.

    Mingo Joel Chandler Harris
  • It happened, however, that the blazonry was huge; the back of the chair was covered with enormous German characters.

    Pandora Henry James
  • Now the iris has taken up the blazonry of the year, and the tide of the tourists ebbs westward.

British Dictionary definitions for blazonry


noun (pl) -ries
the art or process of describing heraldic arms in proper form
heraldic arms collectively
colourful or ostentatious display
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