lozenge
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈlɒzɪndʒ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈlɑzɪndʒ/
Noun

lozenge (plural lozenges)

  1. (shapes, heraldiccharge) A quadrilateral with sides of equal length (rhombus), having two acute and two obtuse angles.
    Synonyms: diamond, rhomb, rhombus
    • 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus, Folio Society 2007, p. 167:
      Wherein the decussis is made within a longilaterall square, with opposite angles, acute and obtuse at the intersection; and so upon progression making a Rhombus or Lozenge figuration [...].
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vani8ty Fair, Chapter 9:
      How the junior partner of Hobbs and Dobbs leads her smiling to the carriage with the lozenge upon it, and the fat wheezy coachman!
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 14:
      The floor is constructed from marble lozenges and triangles of every imaginable hue: yellow and pink and all manner of mottled and blotched shades, framed in white.
  2. A small tablet (originally diamond-shaped) or medicated sweet used to ease a sore throat.
    Synonyms: pastille, throat pastille, troche
Translations Translations Verb

lozenge (lozenges, present participle lozenging; past and past participle lozenged)

  1. (transitive) To form into the shape of a lozenge.
  2. (transitive) To mark or emblazon with a lozenge.



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