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Meaning of blare

blare

Pronunciation: (blâr), [key]
— v., n. blared, blar•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.
—v.t.
  1. to sound loudly; proclaim noisily: We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.
—n.
  1. a loud, raucous noise: The blare of the band made conversation impossible.
  2. glaring intensity of light or color: A blare of sunlight flooded the room as she opened the shutters.
  3. fanfare; flourish; ostentation; flamboyance: a new breakfast cereal proclaimed with all the blare of a Hollywood spectacle.
  4. the bawl of a calf.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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