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blare

[ blair ]
/ blɛər /
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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.
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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
/ (blɛə) /

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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