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Definition of blare in English:


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 music
More 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.
blast, sound loudly, trumpet, clamour, boom, roar, thunder, bellow, resound, honk, toot, shriek, screech


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A loud, harsh sound: a blare of trumpets
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  • 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.

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