Definition of dancetté in English:

dancetté

Line breaks: dan|cetté
Pronunciation: /ˈdansəteɪ
 
/
(also dancetty)

adjective

[usually postpositive] Heraldry
Having deep zigzag indentations.
More example sentences
  • The shield divided dancetty resembles the letter ‘W’ suggesting the name of the school.
  • The pall was blazoned as indented on the Letter of Intent, but the proper description is dancetty when the zigzagged edges run parallel to each other.
  • The French blazon for the per fess dancetty coat follows a different principle from the English, which partitions the shield into separate pieces.

Origin

early 17th century: alteration of French denché, based on Latin dens, dent- 'tooth'.

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