Definition of barry in English:

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barry

Pronunciation: /ˈberē/

adjective

Heraldry
Divided into typically four, six, or eight equal horizontal bars of alternating tinctures.
Example sentences
  • More rarely, a barry field can be of two colours or two metals.
  • The barry field and ermine lion are from the heraldry of the Cecils, and Hatfield has been the seat of this branch of the family ever since.
  • In English heraldry, we find examples of a lion passant on the upper trait of a barry field.

Origin

Late 15th century: from French barré 'barred, striped', past participle of barrer.

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Syllabification: bar·ry

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