Definition of affronté in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌafrənˈtā/ Pronunciation: /əˈfrəntē/
(also affronty /əˈfrəntē/)


[predicative or postpositive] Heraldry
(Especially of an animal’s head) facing the observer.
Example sentences
  • The Viking helms and the chapel-de-fer are affronty by default; all other helms face dexter by default.
  • The helm may be displayed either affronty or in profile, whichever better displays the crest.
  • We have returned submissions of animals rampant affronty for exactly this reason; barring evidence of sejant erect affronty being depicted in this manner, we must return this for a redraw.


Mid 16th century (as affronty): French, past participle of affronter 'to face'.

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Syllabification: af·fron·té

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