From French emblématique. See emblem.
- IPA(key): /ˌɛmbləˈmatɪk/
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- enPR: ĕmb-lə-mă-tĭk
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- Hyphenation: em‧blem‧at‧ic
emblematic (comparative more emblematic, superlative most emblematic)
- Serving as, or relating to a symbol, emblem or illustration of a type.
- Synonyms: symbolic, illustrative
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Francesca Carrara. […], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 149:
- All was dreary—all was emblematic of that change and barrenness which passes away from nature, but never from the heart;...
- (figurative) Typical.
- Synonyms: representative, exemplary, characteristic, iconic
- 2015 June 9, “Women’s World Cup 2015: England beaten by France in Group F opener”, in The Guardian (London):
- With Le Sommer withdrawn, France – now with five in midfield – seemed content to hold on for a deceptively narrow win. Such containment tactics can prove high risk but the only threat England could muster was a shot from Aluko which flew high and wide. It seemed entirely emblematic of their afternoon.
- 2019 March 13, Oliver Norgrove, “Hypnotised by cake and unicorns, the Brexit perfectionists have blown it”, in The Guardian:
- The result of yesterday’s meaningful vote in the House of Commons, much like the first in January, was emblematic of a very striking Brexit reality: that the principle barrier to leaving the EU comes from the very people most desperate to see it happen.
serving as a symbol
- “emblematic”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
From French emblématique. Equivalent to emblemă + -atic.
emblematic m or n (feminine singular emblematică, masculine plural emblematici, feminine and neuter plural emblematice)
Declension of emblematic