Definition of fanfaronade in English:

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fanfaronade

Pronunciation: /ˌfanfarəˈneɪd/
Pronunciation: /ˌfanfarəˈnɑːd/

noun

1 [mass noun] Arrogant or boastful talk: he almost smiled at this fanfaronade—the idea was ludicrous
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  • With this boasting, this ‘fanfaronade’ as he himself called it, he wanted to show that Prussia was still rich and powerful.
2A fanfare: figurative a fanfaronade of media attention
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  • The second notification was that of the king's acceptance of the new constitution; accompanied with fanfaronades in the modern style of the French bureaus.
  • In addition, they decided to emphasise melody rather than go for rhythmic fanfaronades.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French fanfaronnade, from fanfaron 'braggart', from fanfare (see fanfare).

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