blare

verb
\ ˈbler How to pronounce blare (audio) \
blared; blaring

Definition of blare

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to sound loud and strident radios blaring

transitive verb

1 : to sound or utter raucously sat blaring the car horn
2 : to proclaim flamboyantly headlines blared his defeat

blare

noun

Definition of blare (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a loud strident noise
2 : dazzling often garish brilliance

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Examples of blare in a Sentence

Verb Rock music blared through the store from the loudspeakers. Loudspeakers blared rock music through the store. Noun the blare of electric guitars the blare of horns arising from the long line of cars behind him did nothing to help the motorist get his car started again
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Then, accompanied by strobe lights and blaring pop music, Nio’s latest model rolled onstage to join him — an electric coupe with an all-glass roof. Washington Post, "The next China trade battle could be over electric cars," 16 Jan. 2020 Now the company is betting big on its ability to help adults do the same and wake up with methods more efficient than blaring alarms and putting on reruns of The Office. Popular Science, "CES 2020: Faceless, furry robots and other quirky gadgets from day one," 7 Jan. 2020 Those who weren’t quick enough were herded into police vans, sirens blaring, and carted away to be processed. Tommy Trenchard, Harper's magazine, "Oceans Apart," 6 Jan. 2020 Schools were closed in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area as air-raid sirens blared and Iron Dome missiles intercepted dozens of rockets. BostonGlobe.com, "Israel described the Gaza commander, Bahaa Abu el-Atta, as a “ticking bomb” who was “responsible for most of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s activity in the Gaza Strip.” Islamic Jihad said that the commander’s wife, Asmaa Abu el-Atta, was also killed in the 4 a.m. missile strike.," 13 Nov. 2019 Schools were closed in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area as air-raid sirens blared and Iron Dome missiles intercepted dozens of rockets. New York Times, "Israel Kills Senior Islamic Jihad Commander in Gaza," 12 Nov. 2019 Late into Sunday night, Imamoglu supporters celebrated across the city, lighting fireworks and blaring campaign music from cars. Laura King, latimes.com, "How will Turkey’s authoritarian president react to opposition’s big win in Istanbul mayoral race?," 24 June 2019 Music blared from various speakers and could be heard blocks away in the Hillcrest neighborhood. Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Online, "Tailgaters happy for game in Little Rock," 30 Nov. 2019 Music blared while police lights could be seen flashing behind him. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, "Minnesota man killed by police after apparently live streaming chase," 9 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Instead of drama and imagination, the movie depends on a relentless blare of music, by John Williams, which takes the place of any emotional complexity that might dare to sneak through the interstices. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Robotic Familiarity of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”," 19 Dec. 2019 As images of young Swift and her little brother, Austin, flash across the screen, a bright, festive tune blares – string instruments strumming and jingle bells chiming. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Taylor Swift drops new song and video about her growing up on a Christmas tree farm," 6 Dec. 2019 The sun, just peeking over a distant urban horizon at the lower right, is a blare of pure white light. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Sayre Gomez paintings of L.A. are a sensational shambles," 9 Oct. 2019 Let the 27-year-old rapper flex for a few verses while the bass blares in the background. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Five Burning Questions: Billboard Staffers Discuss DaBaby's 'Kirk' Debut and Breakout Year," 8 Oct. 2019 As about 100 demonstrators were marching near the Sacramento County Sheriff Department's office, one motorist parked her car at a stoplight, opened the doors and let a song blare. chicagotribune.com, "Signs of progress emerge as Sacramento protests over Stephon Clark's killing remain tense," 2 Apr. 2018 The word alone — puberty — conjures the need to stockpile zit cream and blare grunge music. Washington Post, "How to talk to tweens about body odor (without making it awkward)," 25 July 2019 Trump is shown dancing with the women as music blares and pulling one of them closer to him and then patting her on her rear end. oregonlive.com, "Watch: Video shows Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein at Mar-a-Lago party with NFL cheerleaders in 1992," 17 July 2019 Between Vespa competitions that are awarded with trophies, rock and reggae blare interchangeably as Converse sneakers, leather boots, and tattoos propel a sea of youth into the air—their bodies lost in a sea of music. Muhammad Fadli, National Geographic, "See the wild, customized creations of Indonesia’s ‘rebel riders’," 4 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of blare

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blare

Verb

Middle English bleren; akin to Middle Dutch blēren to shout

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The first known use of blare was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

19 Jan 2020

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“Blare.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blare. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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More Definitions for blare

blare

verb
How to pronounce blare (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blare

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a loud and usually unpleasant sound

blare

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blare (Entry 2 of 2)

: a loud and usually unpleasant noise

blare

verb
\ ˈbler How to pronounce blare (audio) \
blared; blaring

Kids Definition of blare

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to sound loud and harsh I heard the sirens blare.
2 : to present in a harsh noisy manner Loudspeakers blared advertisements.

blare

noun

Kids Definition of blare (Entry 2 of 2)

: a harsh loud noise

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