- 1 [mass noun] Arrogant or boastful talk: he almost smiled at this fanfaronade—the idea was ludicrousMore example sentences
- 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 attentionMore example sentences
- 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.
mid 17th century: from French fanfaronnade, from fanfaron 'braggart', from fanfare (see fanfare).
More definitions of fanfaronadeDefinition of fanfaronade in:
- The US English dictionary