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

The 6-mile-long downtown Enghelab, or Revolution, Street was decorated with huge balloons as loudspeakers blared out revolutionary and nationalist songs. Nasser Karimi, The Seattle Times, "Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution," 11 Feb. 2019 The changes will likely occur behind the scenes and be more subtle than the blaring headlines might suggest. Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "The technology behind bitcoin is coming for retail, and you probably won’t even notice.," 18 Oct. 2018 At one point, seven-year-old Savannah was photographed pretending to play the trumpet, probably miming along to the blaring brass fanfare ahead of the bride's entrance. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince George and Savannah Philips Steal the Show at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 These objectives are hard to accomplish with a blaring TV in the background. Bob Brody, WSJ, "If I Wanted a TV Dinner, I’d Stay Home," 20 Sep. 2018 The ride itself was completely unchanged, but — along with the new paint job and DC Comics merchandise everywhere — Six Flags added a blaring speaker system to the ride for blasting the sound effects of a dramatic Superman battle into rider’s ears. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Ready or not, the world’s first VR water slide is here," 17 July 2018 Currently, Rihanna’s 'Don’t Stop the Music' is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss free Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Doesn't Want Trump to Play Her Songs at His Rallies," 5 Nov. 2018 Plumes of heavy smoke rose into the night sky as firetruck and ambulance sirens blared in the background. Washington Post, "World Digest: May 25, 2018," 25 May 2018 The roar of traffic, the ceaseless beep of phones, digital announcements in buses and trains, TV sets blaring even in empty offices, are an endless battery and distraction. The Economist, "People crave silence, yet are unnerved by it," 17 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Wearing a mile-wide smile, San Francisco Mayor-elect London Breed breezed across Rosa Parks Elementary School’s auditorium stage Thursday to a standing ovation, thunderous applause and the blare of a lone air horn. Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle, "London Breed returns to her roots to celebrate election as SF mayor," 14 June 2018 Two gut-wrenching booms and then a blare of sirens out our window alerted us to the Boston Marathon bombings. Chelsea Sheasley, The Christian Science Monitor, "Take me outside the ball game," 13 June 2018 The honks come as single horn pumps, multi-toots, and long, sustained blares. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "How a volcano scientist set out to change American politics," 7 June 2018 Be warned: The LaSalle is adjacent to an active railroad track, and that horn blares loudly, almost comically so. Jody Schmal, Houston Chronicle, "Where to stay and play in College Station," 10 May 2018 The blare of the horns and the beat of the drums filled the streets. Freshly brewed coffee wafted out of Fifth Street Dick's cafe. Angel Jennings, latimes.com, "There's Koreatown. There's Little Tokyo. So why can't Leimert Park be Africa Town? Or Wakanda?," 25 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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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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