verb (used without object), blared, blar·ing.
verb (used with object), blared, blar·ing.
Origin of blare
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|DAILY BEAST
Human throats vied with brass instruments, with booming cannon, and the blare of horns in proclaiming welcome to the travelers.Whispering Tongues|Homer Greene
It begins ravishingly with flutes and clarinets and four violins, pianissimo, followed by a blare of brass.Contemporary American Composers|Rupert Hughes
She made no answer except by 'a blare with a trumpet to each discharge.'Sir Walter Ralegh|William Stebbing
British Dictionary definitions for blare
Word Origin for blare
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.