- 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 blared
As a New York Times headline once blared as it described Schumer, “A Champion of Wall Street Reaps Benefits.”The Democrats’ Free-Speech Hypocrisy
May 19, 2014
Meanwhile, Fox News blared, “Wendy Davis backs limited late-term abortion ban, despite historic filibuster.”How Wendy Davis Became America’s Conscience on Abortion
February 18, 2014
Yet, a headline of a New York Post column by Naomi Schaefer Riley blared, “She Gave Up Her Kids: Davis has no future in politics.”The Right Subjects Wendy Davis to Litmus Tests No Male Would Ever Face
January 24, 2014
“Flesh-Eating 'Zombie' Drug 'Kills You from the Inside Out,” blared another.Behind the Krokodil Panic
November 7, 2013
Politico blared Friday, in the wake of his fumbling debate performance, that he might already be “Texas toast.”Rick's Still Beating Mitt
September 23, 2011
"Jack Kilmeny will ride Teddy Roosevelt," blared the megaphone man.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
It blared at a gathering of dismounted, irritated truck personnel.The Pirates of Ersatz
"I know nothing of a mare and spider," blared the great voice.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Then he tossed his head proudly, and blared a great trumpet-note of defiance.Heart of the Blue Ridge
"We haven't seen you for a week, Mr. Judson," blared out Dawson.Mountain
- to sound loudly and harshly
- to proclaim loudly and sensationally
- a loud and usually harsh or grating noise
Word Origin and History for blared
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.