noun fan·fare \ˈfan-ˌfer\

: a lot of talk or activity showing that people are excited about something

: a short piece of music played loudly with trumpets especially to announce that someone is arriving

Full Definition of FANFARE

:  a short and lively sounding of trumpets
:  a showy outward display

Examples of FANFARE

  1. The new jet was introduced with great fanfare.

Origin of FANFARE

First Known Use: 1605

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue


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