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

Music blared from a parking lot at the Alamodome as a group of men tailgated, their experience interrupted only by a train making a run on another hot afternoon. Terrence Thomas, ExpressNews.com, "Soccer titans put on show in Alamo City," 11 Sep. 2019 Back at the crew meeting in the makeshift Georgia dining hall, another ditty is blaring over the speakers, this time the smash hit The Real Slim Shady. Ross Dellenger, SI.com, "Behind the Scenes as SEC Refs Get a Unique Primer at Georgia Camp," 22 Aug. 2019 Soon, sirens were blaring, and the responding officers had to be called off. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Training for terror: San Diego police stage active-shooter drill at downtown high-rise," 17 Aug. 2019 Sure enough, sirens were already blaring in the distance. Wesley Snipes, The Root, "Talon of God," 27 May 2018 Nothing yells out school spirit better than its mascot running across a football field with the fight song blaring from the stands. Yvette Orozco Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena ISD mascots have sparked legends, fierce pride," 23 Aug. 2019 Across Slauson from the Marathon store on a recent night, Hussle’s songs blared from speakers as Adrena Hodge sold tacos from a sidewalk stand. Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, "Nipsey Hussle died in the Marathon Clothing lot. Will his legacy die there too?," 13 Aug. 2019 Thomas, who is 62, had been on his feet all afternoon but seemed energized rather than exhausted, occasionally breaking into a little dance step as music blared from across the hallway. Author: Britt Peterson, Anchorage Daily News, "Victims, families and America’s thirst for true-crime stories," 31 July 2019 Along the route from the Hynes Convention Center to City Hall Plaza, crowds cheered, old friends hugged, and people danced to music blaring from float speakers. Gal Tziperman Lotan, BostonGlobe.com, "Shades of resistance, unity at Puerto Rican parade," 28 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Our heroes hang at the mall, ham radios are deployed, and Jim Croce blares. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Stranger Things without Spoiler Things: It’s dark, different, and still delightful," 1 July 2019 The blare of Puccini, in the background, is cut off on the brink of the final chord. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“The Dead Don’t Die” Does the Zombie Genre to Death," 14 June 2019 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

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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 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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