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blare



Pronunciation: (blâr), [key]
v., blared, blar•ing,
n.


v.i.
to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.

v.t.
to sound loudly; proclaim noisily: We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.

n.
1. a loud, raucous noise: The blare of the band made conversation impossible.
2. glaring intensity of light or color: A blare of sunlight flooded the room as she opened the shutters.
3. fanfare; flourish; ostentation; flamboyance: a new breakfast cereal proclaimed with all the blare of a Hollywood spectacle.
4. Eastern New Eng.the bawl of a calf.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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