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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A poetic catalogue of a woman's admirable physical features, common in Elizabethanlyric poetry: an extended example is Sidney's ‘What tongue can her perfections tell?’ The Petrarchan...

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blazon

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 62 words.

In heraldry, a blazon is a shield, coat of arms, or banner bearing arms, or else a description in the

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blazon

David Graham.

in Encyclopedia of Semiotics

January 1998; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 891 words.

The description of coats of arms that are coded expressions of genealogy and social status, the blazon occupies a central

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blazon

Edited by GORDON CAMPBELL.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 105 words.

In heraldry, a blazon is a shield bearing the arms of a family. The term is used in poetry to

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blazon

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A poetic catalogue of a woman's admirable physical features, common in Elizabethanlyric poetry: an extended example is Sidney's ‘What tongue can her perfections tell?’ The Petrarchan...

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blazon n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

ˈblɛ:zən

sp blason1, blazon3

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blazoning adj

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

ˈblɛ:znɪn, -ɪŋ, -zən-

sp blazoning1

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blazon / ~est / ~ing v

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 20 words.

ˈblɛ:zən / -st / -ɪn, -ɪŋ, ˈblɛ:znɪn, -ɪŋ

sp blason1 / blazon’st1 / blazoning1

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blazon

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics.

Written description of armorial bearings. See Achievement Of Arms.

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blazon

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 10 words.

Written description of armorial bearings. See Achievement Of Arms.

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blazon

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

Italian, stallion • cañon, canyon, companion • hellion, rebellion • Kenyan • Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian

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blazon

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 106 words.

Italian, stallion • cañon, canyon, companion • hellion, rebellion • Kenyan • Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian

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blazon

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 54 words.

A heraldic term used to describe a catalogue of the different physical elements of a woman's beauty. The term is usually associated with poetry, as in ...

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blazon

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 18 words.

(her.) shield XIII; heraldic description XVI. — (O)F. blason orig. shield; of unkn. orig.

Hence as vb. XVI.

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blazon

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 54 words.

A heraldic term used to describe a catalogue of the different physical elements of a woman's beauty. The term is usually associated with poetry, as in ...

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blazon

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 25 words.

a listing of the beloved's admirable physical features (coral lips, rosy cheeks, etc.) in a love poem; famously mocked in

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blazon

in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

January 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 26 words.

a listing of the beloved’s admirable physical features (coral lips, rosy cheeks, etc.) in a love poem; famously mocked in

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blazon

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 10 words.

Written description of armorial bearings. See achievement of arms.

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blazon

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 76 words.

A poetic catalogue of a woman's admirable physical features, common in Elizabethanlyric poetry: an extended example is Sidney's ‘What

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blazon

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 87 words.

A poetic catalogue of a woman’s admirable physical features, common in Elizabethan *lyric poetry: an extended example is Sidney’s

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armory

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 16 words.

heraldry. XV. — (O)F. armoirie, f. armoier blazon, f. arme ARM; see -Y.

Hence armorial

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