- to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.
- to sound loudly; proclaim noisily: We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.
- a loud, raucous noise: The blare of the band made conversation impossible.
- glaring intensity of light or color: A blare of sunlight flooded the room as she opened the shutters.
- fanfare; flourish; ostentation; flamboyance: a new breakfast cereal proclaimed with all the blare of a Hollywood spectacle.
- Eastern New England. the bawl of a calf.
Origin of blare
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Examples from the Web for blare
I crept to the door: the organ broke out overhead with a blare.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
What signifies the blare of your brass, or the bilious bleating of your wood-wind!Melomaniacs
He fidgeted; tried three times—unsuccessfully—to blare defiance.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
A night of Nature's making when she is tired of noise and blare of color.Wayside Courtships
A night of Nature's making, when she is tired of noise and blare of color.Other Main-Travelled Roads
There were the almost deafening salutes and the blare of the band.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
- to sound loudly and harshly
- to proclaim loudly and sensationally
- a loud and usually harsh or grating noise
Word Origin and History for blare
late 14c., bleren "to wail," possibly from an unrecorded Old English *blæren, or from Middle Dutch bleren "to bleat, cry, bawl, shout." Probably echoic, either way. Related: Blared; blaring. As a noun from 1809, from the verb.