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 After passengers had boarded the ferry on Sunday, which was headed from Freeport to Fort Lauderdale Fla., and run by the Spanish shipping company Balearia Caribbean, an announcement blared through the speakers. Sanya Mansoor, Time, "After Dorian Survivors Are Kicked Off Rescue Ship, U.S. Border Patrol Says All Bahamians Welcome — Except Those Who Aren't," 9 Sep. 2019 The tornado warnings began in Connecticut around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and kept coming through dinnertime, blaring through radios, T.V. sets and phones. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, "Tornado touched down in Coventry, Mansfield on Wednesday, weather service confirms," 5 Sep. 2019 Some Florida springs are bustling with children splashing and music blaring through portable speakers while families picnic and play outdoor games. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Ichetucknee Springs provides visitors a 3-hour natural lazy river tube run," 13 Aug. 2019 Music blared over the speakers and little dance parties broke out in the moments between rounds. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "At Baltimore tournament, roller derby athletes find family and fun," 6 July 2019 DeVos spent about three hours at St. Marcus, touring classrooms and talking to students — a soundtrack of upbeat Christian music at times blaring from the loudspeakers. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Education Secretary Betsy DeVos touts school choice during visit to Milwaukee voucher school," 16 Sep. 2019 Where many San Francisco restaurants are raucous during dinner service with music blaring from overhead speakers and conversations at tables happening at an elevated pitch, Mozzeria is quiet. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "‘We just want to build a community’: Mozzeria’s story of empowerment and access," 13 Sep. 2019 Then, an announcement blared from the boat’s intercom speakers. oregonlive, "Bahamas hurricane survivors kicked off ferry over U.S. visa demands," 9 Sep. 2019 Videos posted to social media show the vehicle engulfed in flames on the eastbound deck, with fire engine sirens blaring in the background. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Van catches fire on Bay Bridge, Caltrans to inspect roadway for damage," 13 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The sun, just peeking over a distant urban horizon at the lower right, is a blare of pure white light. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Sayre Gomez paintings of L.A. are a sensational shambles," 9 Oct. 2019 Let the 27-year-old rapper flex for a few verses while the bass blares in the background. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Five Burning Questions: Billboard Staffers Discuss DaBaby's 'Kirk' Debut and Breakout Year," 8 Oct. 2019 As about 100 demonstrators were marching near the Sacramento County Sheriff Department's office, one motorist parked her car at a stoplight, opened the doors and let a song blare. chicagotribune.com, "Signs of progress emerge as Sacramento protests over Stephon Clark's killing remain tense," 2 Apr. 2018 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

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

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Last Updated

7 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Blare.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blares. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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