Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Hallmark"

The meaning of "Hallmark" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does hallmarks mean?
A: It means “signs”, “indications”, or “characteristics”
Q: What does hallmark of democracy mean?
A: It refers to something that is typical of democracy.
For example, citizens electing their leader is the hallmark of democracy.
Or, if you're more cynical about democracy, you might say something like "Chaos and dissent are the hallmarks of democracy."
A phrase like this is opinion-based, and not usually meant to be taken very literally.

Example sentences using "Hallmark"

Q: Please show me example sentences with hallmark.
A: It is a highly used adjective in the north eastern region of America (read high society) with its meaning being - exquisite.
The homard is hallmark
I met with Brandon last night and his apple cake was hallmarkable.

Synonyms of "Hallmark" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between hallmark and characteristic ?
A: A hallmark is one of the most distinctive or important characteristics.
Q: What is the difference between hallmark and trademark ?
A: Both words can be used to mean ‘a distinctive feature/characteristic’. But ‘hallmark’ has strongly positive connotations, and ‘trademark’ is more neutral.


The hallmark of a gentleman is that he never gossips about the people he meets.

The hallmark of a good student is that he or she is always punctual for classes.

She was probably murdered by the same serial killer who killed Jane. He left his trademark on every victim: they were all strangled with their own stockings.

Other questions about "Hallmark"

Q: He bears the hallmarks of his mom. does this sound natural?
A: I understand your sentence, but it sounds a little unnatural.

You could say: He shares his mom's characterstics/He bears a resemblance to his mom. ☺
Q: He bears the hallmarks of his mom. does this sound natural?
A: He bears the resemblance of his mom
Q: It bears the hallmarks of good quality. does this sound natural?
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