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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.
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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
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(ˈbleɪ zən ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. brilliant decoration or display.
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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
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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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References in classic literature ?
Philippe, son of France, take your place on that bed; Philippe, sole king of France, resume the blazonry that is yours!
compared with her, the innocent-looking Celia was knowing and worldly-wise; so much subtler is a human mind than the outside tissues which make a sort of blazonry or clock-face for it.
What fire that a Delaware can light would burn the child of my fathers," he added, pointing proudly to the simple blazonry on his skin; "the blood that came from such a stock would smother your flames!
He came to me, look you, saying that if I would furnish him with a gallon of ale, wherewith to strengthen himself as he worked, and also the pigments and a board, he would paint for me a noble pied merlin which I might hang along with the blazonry over my door.
It happened, however, that the blazonry was huge; the back of the chair was covered with enormous German characters.