- 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 blaring
Medusa-emblazoned harnesses, stylish rock concert tees, and blaring rap music.Versace, Versace, Versace
September 20, 2013
The two go out on a first date to a hip restaurant with blaring music.Julia Louis-Dreyfus On ‘Enough Said,’ James Gandolfini’s Last Leading Role
September 9, 2013
Top-40 music is blaring and the crowd, most of whom are standing, is young, modish, and easy on the eyes.Inside Beacher's Madhouse, L.A.'s Craziest Nightclub
June 22, 2013
But if your preferred policy can only be advanced by concealing relevant facts, isn't that a blaring warning of a bad policy?The Truth About Women in Combat
March 1, 2013
Gary asks over the speakers, blaring music in half pipes, echoing into the midnight air.Decentralized Dance Parties: Raves’ Next Wave
February 3, 2012
Inside the room, we made connection with a newscaster's blaring voice.Wandl the Invader
Raymond King Cummings
The teams had marched out on the field, preceded by a blaring band.Baseball Joe in the Big League
The old-time soldier had his red coat and his bands, blaring encouragingly.Life in a Tank
It was a mingling of cries, of blaring of brass and bursting of rockets.Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry
Through the tumult, the blaring horns thrilled like pulse-beats.The Ward of King Canute
Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
- to sound loudly and harshly
- to proclaim loudly and sensationally
- a loud and usually harsh or grating noise
Word Origin and History for blaring
mid-15c., from present participle of blare. Of things other than sounds, from 1866.
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.