Definition of pennon in English:

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pennon

Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnən/

noun

Less common term for pennant.
Example sentences
  • Each ‘man’ in the target also holds a pennon for windage.
  • Built of bright white stone and rose-cream tile, its towers had soared to the skies, golden pennons snapping from tall spires in a display of flamboyant self-assuredness.
  • The voices of the crew began to overlap and layer on top of one another, a rising cacophony of co-ordinated sound, moving the vast airship towards a tall tower that flew a proud pennon.

Derivatives

pennoned

adjective
Example sentences
  • However, it is possible that such leggings, as well as pennoned spears were used in the Mycenaean sphere before that time.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, from a derivative of Latin penna 'feather'.

More
  • pennant from early 17th century:

    This word for a flag is a blend of pendant and late Middle English pennon. The latter is a less common word for a ‘flag’, ultimately from Latin penna ‘feather’ ( see pen).

Words that rhyme with pennon

Lennon, tenon

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pen¦non

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