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Line breaks: em¦blem|at¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛmbləˈmatɪk

Definition of emblematic in English:


Serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept; symbolic: this case is emblematic of a larger problem
More example sentences
  • They're seen as emblematic, as representative, as illustrative of a relationship that America has with the rest of the world.
  • Indeed, the crisis at Rover has been emblematic of the character of the campaign to date.
  • The downside is that this election's emblematic hardworking New Zealander might be smart enough to resent this.



Pronunciation: /-ˈmatɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Scholem tells us that Benjamin always had ‘a pronounced sense of the emblematical,’ which is perhaps why he appeals to us today, absorbed as we are in the hermeneutics of signs.
  • Emblematical of the season are gold and silver, prayer-book markers, and rosaries with beads of precious metals or garnets.
  • During the disputes between the two countries, Dr. Franklin invented a little emblematical design, intended to represent the supposed state of Great Britain and her colonies.


Pronunciation: /-ˈmatɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • Mr. B mentioned improvements in automobiles, using airbags emblematically to illustrate that a number of features have been added over the decades.
  • Both ecclesiastical and secular patronage are documented through portraiture and more emblematically through heraldry or inscription.
  • So in essence we have three mythological love stories, each of which came to be emblematically linked in the Renaissance to a different art.

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