verb \ˈbler\

: to make a loud and usually unpleasant sound

blared blar·ing

Full Definition of BLARE

intransitive verb
:  to sound loud and strident <radios blaring>
transitive verb
:  to sound or utter raucously <sat blaring the car horn>
:  to proclaim flamboyantly <headlines blared his defeat>

Examples of BLARE

  1. Rock music blared through the store from the loudspeakers.
  2. Loudspeakers blared rock music through the store.

Origin of BLARE

Middle English bleren; akin to Middle Dutch blēren to shout
First Known Use: 15th century



: a loud and usually unpleasant noise

Full Definition of BLARE

:  a loud strident noise
:  dazzling often garish brilliance

Examples of BLARE

  1. the blare of electric guitars
  2. <the blare of horns arising from the long line of cars behind him did nothing to help the motorist get his car started again>

First Known Use of BLARE



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