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Definition of Blazon


  1. A shield.
  2. An heraldic shield; a coat of arms, or a bearing on a coat of arms; armorial bearings.
  3. The art or act of describing or depicting heraldic bearings in the proper language or manner.
  4. Ostentatious display, either by words or other means; publication; show; description; record.
  5. To depict in colors; to display; to exhibit conspicuously; to publish or make public far and wide.
  6. To deck; to embellish; to adorn.
  7. To describe in proper terms (the figures of heraldic devices); also, to delineate (armorial bearings); to emblazon.
  8. To shine; to be conspicuous.