Rebus

Definition of Rebus

Re´bus   Pronunciation: rē´bŭs
n.1.A mode of expressing words and phrases by pictures of objects whose names resemble those words, or the syllables of which they are composed; enigmatical representation of words by figures; hence, a peculiar form of riddle made up of such representations.
2.(Her.) A pictorial suggestion on a coat of arms of the name of the person to whom it belongs. See Canting arms, under Canting.
v. t.1.To mark or indicate by a rebus.
He [John Morton] had a fair library rebused with More in text and Tun under it.
- Fuller.

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