blare

1 of 2

verb

blared; blaring

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

2 of 2

noun

1
: a loud strident noise
2
: dazzling often garish brilliance
3

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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Verb
No blaring alarm clock, no feeling of existential dread. Allison Palmer, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024 On Wednesday, air raid alarms blared through Ukrainian cities and villages for several hours in the early morning, sending people scrambling for shelter and checking official social media channels to find out which Russian missiles were hurtling toward them. Constant Méheut, New York Times, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for blare 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English bleren; akin to Middle Dutch blēren to shout

First Known Use

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Blare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blare. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

blare

1 of 2 verb
ˈbla(ə)r How to pronounce blare (audio)
ˈble(ə)r
blared; blaring
1
: to sound loud and harsh
2
: to sound or say in a harsh noisy manner
loudspeakers blaring advertisements

blare

2 of 2 noun
: a loud disagreeable noise
the blare of trumpets

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