- Make or cause to make a loud, harsh sound: [no object]: the ambulance arrived outside, siren blaring [with object]: the wireless was blaring out organ musicMore example sentences
- All of a sudden, alarms blared out over the loud speakers as the facility went on high alert.
- Loud rap music blared out of the house as people spilled out of the party onto the lawn.
- Pro-government slogans were blaring out of loud speakers affixed to cars by campaigners.
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- A loud, harsh sound: a blare of trumpetsMore example sentences
- From the initial blare of the trumpets, the album has that thrill of half-recalled familiarity.
- The noise and the blare, the bands and the screaming, the pageantry and oratory of the long full campaign fade on election day.
- Where this is not observed, there is no real music, but only a devilish blare and hubbub.
late Middle English (in the sense 'roar, bellow'): from Middle Dutch blaren, bleren, or Low German blaren, of imitative origin. Current senses date from the late 18th century.