blare

[blair]

verb (used without object), blared, blar·ing.

to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.

verb (used with object), blared, blar·ing.

to sound loudly; proclaim noisily: We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. blanquette de veau,
  2. blanqui,
  3. blanquillo,
  4. blantyre,
  5. blantyre-limbe,
  6. blaring,
  7. blarney,
  8. blarney stone,
  9. blart,
  10. blasco ibáñez

Origin of blare

1400–50; late Middle English bleren; akin to Middle Dutch blaren, Middle Low German blarren, Middle High German blerren (German plärren)

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British Dictionary definitions for blare

blare

verb

to sound loudly and harshly
to proclaim loudly and sensationally

noun

a loud and usually harsh or grating noise

Word Origin for blare

C14: from Middle Dutch bleren; of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for blare

blare

v.

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.

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