- 1A short ceremonial tune or flourish played on brass instruments, typically to introduce something or someone important: a specially composed fanfare announced the arrival of the DuchessMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The opening movement combines a brass fanfare with a Widorian toccata figure for its music argument.
- Originally improvised (as distinct from military signals), fanfares are used for ceremonial purposes, for example to announce the entrance of a dignitary, and are characterized by reliance on the harmonic series.
- Through a chromatic mist of string ostinatos, a plainsong chorale gradually emerges in the brass climaxing in resplendent fanfares, before fading away into a haze of sound as the procession recedes.
- 1.1 [mass noun] Media attention or elaborate ceremony: the studio released this film with great fanfare but no commercial successMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The Québec government and Makivik Corporation signed a framework agreement on a new government for Nunavik, with little media fanfare or public ceremony.
- They train every day, without fanfare or public attention.
- Initially, the MAI negotiations had begun in the fall of 1995 with little attention or public fanfare.
mid 18th century: from French, ultimately of imitative origin.