blare

verb
\ˈbler \
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

With blue and orange flags hanging from the rafters, the chanting and blaring music didn’t stop for an hour. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Don Garber: Detroit's 2020 MLS bid hindered by choosing Ford Field," 29 May 2018 The megaphone used to blare the audio likely wasn’t heard in the West Wing, but protesters and others nearby either wept or stood silently in the rain. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, "Protesters rally outside White House and Justice Department to oppose family separations at border," 22 June 2018 The rapid alerts escalate into an increasingly louder blaring alert with flashing lights, even if your phone is set to vibrate mode. Cydney Henderson, azcentral, "Phoenix father creates app to prevent children from dying in hot cars," 27 May 2018 As rain slashed sideways and tornado sirens blared, Army veteran Larry Johnson worried recently that his new tiny house, just 240 square feet, might fly away. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Just 15 weeks in, see how KC's tiny-house veteran village is changing lives | The Kansas City Star," 10 May 2018 Groups of Taliban fighters from Wardak province headed into Kabul on motorbikes and in trucks, with religious chants blaring from loudspeakers. Washington Post, "Taliban leaders reject Afghan government’s proposed cease-fire extension," 18 June 2018 The soundtrack for the walk was a selection of Kennedy’s famous speeches that blared from a speaker Randa had hung on the handle of Lussier’s wheelchair. Emily Williams, BostonGlobe.com, "Marchers recall how Robert F. Kennedy touches their lives still," 7 June 2018 Whatever carry-over there was could be felt early Wednesday morning, when Joe Jimenez’s portable boombox blared from the middle of the clubhouse. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire keeps club focused on competing," 23 May 2018 Seventeen-year-old Jordan Davis and his friends didn't get that kind of pass as music blared from their car at a Florida gas station. Jeneé Osterheldt, kansascity, "Prejudice isn't just wrong, it kills," 18 Feb. 2014

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

An ominous warning about safety liability blares over the loudspeaker. Robin Seemangal, Popular Mechanics, "A Workhorse Rocket Maker Tries to Touch the Sun—And Stay Relevant," 16 Aug. 2018 Sparks fly, smiles abound and music blares from some of the biggest names in electronic dance. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Martin Garrix Adds Tchami, Lost Frequencies & More to Ushuaia Ibiza Summer 2018," 14 June 2018 Past the dining room is the garden room, a blare of white woodwork and shutters against light lavender walls and lime green chair seats. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Indian Village home with gardens, koi pond is groomed to the gills," 19 May 2018 Wearing a mile-wide smile, San Francisco Mayor-elect London Breed breezed across Rosa Parks Elementary School’s auditorium stage Thursday to a standing ovation, thunderous applause and the blare of a lone air horn. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, "London Breed returns to her roots to celebrate election as SF mayor," 14 June 2018 Two gut-wrenching booms and then a blare of sirens out our window alerted us to the Boston Marathon bombings. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Take me outside the ball game," 13 June 2018 The honks come as single horn pumps, multi-toots, and long, sustained blares. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "How a volcano scientist set out to change American politics," 7 June 2018 Be warned: The LaSalle is adjacent to an active railroad track, and that horn blares loudly, almost comically so. Jody Schmal, Houston Chronicle, "Where to stay and play in College Station," 10 May 2018 The blare of the horns and the beat of the drums filled the streets. Freshly brewed coffee wafted out of Fifth Street Dick's cafe. Angel Jennings, latimes.com, "There's Koreatown. There's Little Tokyo. So why can't Leimert Park be Africa Town? Or Wakanda?," 25 May 2018

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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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More Definitions for blare

blare

verb

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 \
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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