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gonfalon Line breaks: gon|fa¦lon
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒnf(ə)lən/

Definition of gonfalon in English:


A banner or pennant, especially one with streamers, hung from a crossbar.
Example sentences
  • The hand-stitched, silk gonfalons are black and gold, reflecting the university's official colors.
  • Every academic major has its own gonfalon in which certain colors represent different departments.
  • We contacted Southern Tailors for quotes on gonfalons because of a recommendation from another university.


Pronunciation: /ˌɡɒnfələˈnɪə/
Example sentences
  • The names of the gonfaloniers will be listed in the program.
  • To be selected to be a gonfalonier is considered an honor, as their academic department chooses the person elected to carry it.
  • It is borne at the head of all university processions by a senior faculty member known as the gonfalonier.


Late 16th century: from Italian gonfalone, from a Germanic compound whose second element is related to vane.

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