1

blare

play
verb \ˈbler\

Definition of blare

blared

;

blaring

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to sound loud and strident radios blaring

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to sound or utter raucously sat blaring the car horn

  5. 2 :  to proclaim flamboyantly headlines blared his defeat

Examples of blare in a Sentence

  1. Rock music blared through the store from the loudspeakers.

  2. Loudspeakers blared rock music through the store.

Recent Examples of blare from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blare'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of blare

Middle English bleren; akin to Middle Dutch blēren to shout


2

blare

noun

Definition of blare

  1. 1 :  a loud strident noise

  2. 2 :  dazzling often garish brilliance

  3. 3 :  flamboyance

Examples of blare in a Sentence

  1. the blare of electric guitars

  2. the blare of horns arising from the long line of cars behind him did nothing to help the motorist get his car started again

Recent Examples of blare from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blare'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of blare

1796


BLARE Defined for English Language Learners

blare

play
verb

Definition of blare for English Language Learners

  • : to make a loud and usually unpleasant sound

blare

noun

Definition of blare for English Language Learners

  • : a loud and usually unpleasant noise


BLARE Defined for Kids

1

blare

play
verb \ˈbler\

Definition of blare for Students

blared

;

blaring

  1. 1 :  to sound loud and harsh I heard the sirens blare.

  2. 2 :  to present in a harsh noisy manner Loudspeakers blared advertisements.


2

blare

play
noun

Definition of blare for Students

  1. :  a harsh loud noise



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blare? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

lacking social experience or grace

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!