Definition of argent in English:


Syllabification: ar·gent
Pronunciation: /ˈärjənt


literary & Heraldry
  • Silver; silvery white: the argent moon
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    • Cupping the silver liquid in his palm, Belloc carefully raised his hand to the level of the girl's eyes, which reflected the argent light.
    • It was nearly identical to Pegasus, save that it was wingless and had a short argent horn pointing up from its forehead.
    • As I watched, the orange flame died out, leaving the argent flame to battle the darkness alone.


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  • Silver as a heraldic tincture.
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    • The dining-room of this old house is decorated with a coat of arms, chevrons, and bars rouge upon a field argent, which prove, upon inquiry, to be the shield of Nicholas de la Reynie, a high official of King Louis XIV.
    • His name was Sir John Cliseton, and he bore for arms a field argent, fretted azure, with a mullet argent in chief.
    • The star consists of the Cross of Saint Patrick Gules, on a field argent, charged with a trefoil as on the Badge, surrounded by a sky-blue enamelled circle.


late Middle English (denoting silver coins): via Old French from Latin argentum 'silver'.

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