Translation of blazon in Spanish:

blazon

Pronunciation: /ˈbleɪzn/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

[literary/literario]
  • 1to blazon sth forth o abroad pregonar algo a voz en cuello
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    • Predictably, the New York Times has enhanced these efforts by blazoning them on Page One.
    • Editors who blazon every rumour on their front pages, politicians who hold weekly press conferences on ‘international threat levels’ and policemen who boast their tally of menaces averted are the arms salesmen of terror.
    • Newspapers still blazoned headlines on the catastrophe, and articles described the bombing as the work of one man.
  • 2 (decorate) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to be blazoned with sth estar* bordado or recamado de algo [literary/literario]
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    • At Fonthill the crest and the thirty-six quarterings of Beckford's full coat-of-arms were blazoned on the carpets and painted glass windows.
    • He touched the entwined dragons that were blazoned onto his skin.
    • Why would an occasional fisherman say this of a boat that a well-meaning NGO - its name blazoned on the side of the boat - gave him a few months ago?

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.