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bla·zon·ry

 (blā′zən-rē)
n. pl. bla·zon·ries
1. Heraldry
a. The art of properly and accurately describing or representing armorial bearings.
b. A coat of arms.
2. An ostentatious display.

blazonry

(ˈbleɪzənrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Heraldry) the art or process of describing heraldic arms in proper form
2. (Heraldry) heraldic arms collectively
3. colourful or ostentatious display

bla•zon•ry

(ˈbleɪ zən ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. brilliant decoration or display.
[1615–25]

blazonry

1. the art of depicting or describing heraldic regalia.
2. coats of arms or other heraldic emblems. See also ornamentation.
See also: Honors and Regalia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blazonry - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.blazonry - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
crest - (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet
heraldry - emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms
quartering - a coat of arms that occupies one quarter of an escutcheon; combining four coats of arms on one shield usually represented intermarriages
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
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The poem might perhaps have made the loss of the magic sword, the death of Arthur, and dissolution of the Round Table, a symbol for the departure from earth of the whole old Gothic world, with its half-pagan, all-poetic faith, and rude yet mystic blazonries.