[ US /ˌɛmbɫəˈmætɪk/ ]
[ UK /ˌɛmbə‍lmˈætɪk/ ]
  1. serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
    the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonical Massachusetts as the codfish
    a crown is emblematic of royalty
  2. being or serving as an illustration of a type
    the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy
    an action exemplary of his conduct
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How To Use emblematic In A Sentence

  • ( "Emblematic of this anticlerical mindset was the tendency to" laicize "the names of locations with two words of religious significance, by contracting them into one. Cristero Rebellion: part 1 - toward the abyss
  • At the vertex is a medical student named Karlanner (played by Stephen Barker Turner), a kind of emblematic conflicted "good German" - leftishly inclined, living with the Jewish girlfriend who rescued him from alcoholism. A Lost Voice Surfaces From A Sinister Interlude
  • The Vespa scooter became emblematic of sophisticated urban culture across Europe.
  • Trevelyan himself was present, bent with age, his musty gown fraying at the edges - emblematic, I remember thinking, of an old order passing.
  • This so-called rebirth of the Italian cinema in the late 1980s is emblematic of the cyclical character of Italian cinema in general, which is often characterized by film historians as a series of crises and rebirths.
  • First, the Liverpool dockworkers should not be seen as emblematic of a new form of labor internationalism.
  • a crown is emblematic of royalty
  • The Fender guitar is a classic in American rock bands, and Malmberg's guitar is emblematic of the type, with a yellow body that fades to deep orange and then black, what's known as a "sunburst" pattern. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • Using the humanistic technique of history and reminiscence, this article traces the idiosyncracies of the pythagorean philosophy: the refusal to put law in writing, the use of hieroglyphs, the dependence upon oracular judgment, the belief in multiple lives, askesis and akousmata, and places them at the root of what is most emblematically common law. Archive 2008-04-01
  • The image seems emblematic of shadows both personal and cultural. The Times Literary Supplement
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