1. [ adjective ] serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
Synonyms: symbolic symbolical emblematical

"a crown is emblematic of royalty" "the spinning wheel was as symbolic of colonial Massachusetts as the codfish"

Related terms: representative
2. [ adjective ] being or serving as an illustration of a type
Synonyms: exemplary typic

"the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy" "an action exemplary of his conduct";

Related terms: typical
Similar spelling:   emblematical