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 in mid-August, the city’s disease data detection program — called SaTScan — began to blare a warning about a rise of coronavirus cases in Borough Park. Joseph Goldstein, New York Times, "How a Virus Surge Among Orthodox Jews Became a Crisis for New York," 8 Oct. 2020 Sound trucks will blare warnings in English and Yiddish, and ads have been posted in local weekly newspapers. Henry Goldman, Bloomberg.com, "NYC Virus Hot Spots Heighten Risk During Yom Kippur Holiday," 25 Sep. 2020 The group had been chanting messages protesting social injustice when a car horn begins to blare and the sedan comes into frame. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Car rams into crowd of protesters in New York City's Times Square, video shows," 4 Sep. 2020 Especially since the song would blare from the speakers of kids in the hood to teens in the suburbs. cleveland, "100 greatest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame songs of the 1980s," 12 Aug. 2020 Music began to blare through the speakers to our left, and my eardrums rang with the shrieks of other girls in the crowd. Deena Elgenaidi, Longreads, "Infatuation," 10 Aug. 2020 The alterations to the Verdansk map coincide with the start of the Season 5 battle pass, which introduces Wartracks, three songs that will blare whenever you and your squad hop into vehicles. Mike Hume, Washington Post, "Warzone Season 5 map changes, battle pass highlights and more," 4 Aug. 2020 As the stall warning continues to blare, the three pilots discuss the situation with no hint of understanding the nature of their problem. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, "What Really Happened Aboard Air France 447," 1 June 2020 Normally, the 21-year-old would blare country music to keep her awake on her 40-minute commute. Alvin Chang, WSJ, "Under 25 and Employed? Social Distancing Might Not be Possible at Work," 29 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Air raid sirens blare while players scramble to the stadium, with jets strafing them along the way. Mike Hume, Washington Post, "‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ event delivers a sweaty quest, new ‘Black Ops Cold War’ trailer," 26 Aug. 2020 The blare of sirens compelled him to the water’s edge. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "A teenager was drowning. 911 sent help to the wrong place.," 21 Aug. 2020 The streets are silent, except for the blare of sirens. Kate Sidley, The New Yorker, "Batman Works from Home," 22 May 2020 The two children perked up as the blare of the police sirens drew near. Joshua Gunter, cleveland, "Goldwood Primary school staff in Rocky River treats students to a parade (photos)," 19 Apr. 2020 Brevity was fine, but the primitivist blare and blur of punk were by no means what the Strokes were after. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "On ‘The New Abnormal,’ the Strokes Flip Nostalgia Toward the Future," 13 Apr. 2020 Music blares as the bishop enters the room, apologizing for being late. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "Democracy around the world is down but not out. Test case: Brazil.," 9 Apr. 2020 Hong Kong International School The livestream starts with the familiar blare of dramatic music and a burst of colors on screen, similar to the opening frames on ESPN or SkySports. Jenny Anderson, Quartz, "Coronavirus didn’t stop this Hong Kong school from hosting a virtual sports day," 8 Mar. 2020 The 15-minute-long event starts the way Disney parades have long started: with cast members (Disney's term for employees) ushering attendees out of the street, and an anxious energy anticipating the blare of a catchy song. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Disneyland debuts new parade amid coronavirus scare: Can magic still happen?," 28 Feb. 2020

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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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Time Traveler for blare

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

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Last Updated

11 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Blare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blare. Accessed 30 Oct. 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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