blare

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blare make a strident sound "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
    • v blare make a loud noise "The horns of the taxis blared"
    • n blare a loud harsh or strident noise
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blare The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing. "With blare of bugle, clamor of men.""His ears are stunned with the thunder's blare ."
    • v. t Blare To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly. "To blare its own interpretation."
    • v. i Blare To sound loudly and somewhat harshly. "The trumpet blared ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blare To roar; bellow; cry; low.
    • blare To give forth a loud sound like a trumpet; give out a brazen sound; bellow.
    • blare To sound loudly; proclaim noisily.
    • n blare A roaring; loud or bellowing noise.
    • n blare Sound like that of a trumpet.
    • n blare The bleat of a sheep, the bellowing of a calf, or the weeping of a child.
    • n blare Nautical, a paste of hair and tar used for calking the seams of boats.
    • n blare A petty copper coin, of about the value of 2 cents, struck at Bern, Switzerland.
    • n blare In painting, a broad and brilliant effect of color, as in the representation of flowers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Blare blār to roar, to sound loudly, as a trumpet
    • n Blare roar, noise
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. blaren, bloren, to cry, woop; cf. G. plärren, to bleat, D. blaren, to bleat, cry, weep. Prob. an imitative word, but cf. also E. blast,. Cf. Blore

Usage

In literature:

There was another blare of music, and Joe started up the steps that led to the platform from which Benny had dived.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
At noon, the distant sound of cheers and the blare of trumpets announced the approach of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
The next moment the silence was broken by the loud blare of a trumpet, and a gun was fired from the gate tower.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
Finally, shouts, hissing, and applause were drowned in the blare of horns and trumpets, which Tigellinus had caused to be sounded.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
The band blared out, we were in step, and so approached the corner.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
The blare of the heavens made objects below quite visible.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
Possible to worship a Something, even a small one; not so possible a mere loud-blaring Nothing!
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
The bugle blared out and was echoed and re-echoed.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Modern prophecy is the blare of the trumpet.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The blare of a horn announced the time of departure.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

Then lay the blaring trumpet by,
And tune the softer lyre
To songs of Woman's chivalry,
Of Woman's patriot fire.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Usurping Sun the sky-folk pens
Unwindowed in his blue;
The trumpet blare of common-sense
Our hearing deafens too:
"Evensong" by Bernard O Dowd
Thoo butted at red-brown calves
Of thi sproutin' horns so proud;
If I forgot to let thee out,
Thoo blared so loud.
"T' Calf" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
The fluttering whisper, low and near,
Was that far battle's blare;
A lipping, rippling motion here,
The blasting thunder there.
"Far and Near" by George MacDonald
Now hush the martial trumpet's blare,
And tune the softer lyre;
Nor shrink lest gentler tones should lack
The high, heroic fire:
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Not his their blare, their pageantries,
Their goal, their glory, was not his;
Humbly he came to keep
The flocks, to fold the sheep.
"Lincoln" by John Vance Cheney

In news:

Shhh TV Ads Can't Blare Anymore .
If you're at a concert talking on a phone with Audience 's EarSmart chip, the person on the other end of the line will hear you clearly, without the blaring music.
On a February afternoon 38 years ago, I walked down Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley with Bob Dylan 's voice blaring from speakers in every record store (remember those?
Some would say that it's ironic that Michael Moore would advertise his new film -- with a gloriously huge, video-blaring banner -- on the website of the patron saint of conservative journalism, Matt Drudge .
This pattern feels Halloween-y without blaring it from the rooftops.
Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" was blaring from a PA and there were screams, laughter and cheering as the boat sped around the lineup.
Fire alarm blares 15 hours at Pa. Sign out Welcome.
Halfway through the Brooks and Dunn hit 'Ain't Nothin' 'Bout You,' Dunn and his fans were interrupted by the blaring of the venue's fire alarm s.
Law says TV commercials can't blare anymore.
It's as necessary as blaring Pat Green's Southbound 35?
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon insisted Thursday that it has not abused prisoners at Guantanamo Bay after a documentary said US forces a decade ago blared music of children's show "Sesame Street" to break in inmates.
The kind of music you'd imagine you'd hear blaring from the speakers at a sweaty, dirty, club show.
On Sunday, I was part of a group of bicyclists on MacArthur Boulevard when a car occupied by two older people came up behind us with its horn blaring.
A joyful celebration turned to chaos as a train, its horn blaring, barreled into a float laden with military veterans and their spouses on their way to a banquet to honor the returning war heroes.
(AP) A joyful celebration turned to chaos as a train, its horn blaring, barreled into a float laden with military veterans and their spouses on their way to a banquet to honor the returning war heroes.
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