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fanfare

[ fan-fair ]
/ ˈfæn fɛər /
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noun

a flourish or short air played on trumpets or the like.
an ostentatious display or flourish.
publicity or advertising.

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Origin of fanfare

1760–70; <French, expressive word akin to fanfaronfanfaron.
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British Dictionary definitions for fanfare

fanfare
/ (ˈfænfɛə) /

noun

a flourish or short tune played on brass instruments, used as a military signal, at a ceremonial event, etc
an ostentatious flourish or display

Word Origin for fanfare

C17: from French, back formation from fanfarer to play a flourish on trumpets; see fanfaronade
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