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

Now Willie Green, the Warriors’ Summer League head coach, has the tunes blaring at practices. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Some summer fun at NBA’s Summer League," 10 July 2018 The firetruck sirens blared, the patriotic tunes played, the crowds cheered and the Lake Bluff Lawn Mower Precision Drill Team satirized a current event with some edgy humor. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Controversial lawn mowers, firetruck sirens and crowds cheering the parade – a typical July 4 in Lake Bluff," 6 July 2018 But this is no Ultra, which is a giant party catered to young people with its loud, pulsating music blaring late into the night. Adam H. Beasley, miamiherald, "Formula One 'an opportunity like no other' for Miami, but will a deal get done?," 23 June 2018 After hearing Der Führer's shrill voice blaring forth from public loudspeakers and glimpsing a Nazi party meeting in a parlor at their hotel, Victor resolved to leave Europe. Daniel De Vise, Chicago Reader, "How two Belgian boys became the youngest kids to bike across the U.S.—in 1935," 21 June 2018 For the finale, opera music blared from the speakers as showgoers gave Piccioli a standing ovation. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "This Is the Biggest, Best Hair at Haute Couture Fashion Week," 5 July 2018 The launch was not a surprise: Epic had been teasing it for weeks, with a countdown displayed on certain in-game TVs and a loud klaxon alarm blaring from the mountain, which was also home to an supervillain-style lair. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fortnite has the most interesting video game story in years," 2 July 2018 On January 14, 2014, around 3 p.m., a mother picking up her child at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School heard loud music blaring from Hill's home. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "'Black lives don't matter,' lawyer says after jury awards $4 in police killing," 31 May 2018 The currency crisis was front and center when a small group of supporters of Falcon and Maduro this week faced off in a slum outside Caracas, blaring music at one another from opposite street corners. Fabiola Sanchez And Scott Smith, Fox News, "Grave crisis drives apathy in Venezuelan election," 17 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 At the buzzer's blare after the Irish's 84-74 win, security workers darted onto the hardwood to set up a perimeter around the midcourt logo. Joel Odom, OregonLive.com, "Women's Final Four live updates: Louisville vs. Mississippi State in NCAA Tournament semifinals," 30 Mar. 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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