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 In eastern India on Tuesday, emergency crews dressed in orange jumpsuits prowled coastal areas, blaring messages from megaphones that urged people to move into shelters as soon as possible. Sameer Yasir, BostonGlobe.com, "Cyclone bears down on India and Bangladesh," 19 May 2020 There aren’t many human parallels to the way K-Ci enters the song here: a bugle blaring the Reveille, the pink sun nudging over the horizon. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Jodeci’s Unplugged ‘Lately’ Was Its Pinnacle. Andre Harrell Made It Happen.," 12 May 2020 Loudspeakers blared reminders to submit to temperature screenings, but Fu doesn’t remember having hers taken. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Inside China’s reopening: A Beijing tech worker needs a quarantine certificate to dine out," 4 May 2020 More from Seidel: A Commerce Township fire truck led the way, flashing its lights and blaring a siren, followed by all the cars. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "How a community celebrated a World War II vet's 100th birthday, pandemic be damned," 4 May 2020 That evening, however, National Guardsmen lined-up outside Wright Hall, and students responded by jeering and blaring the old Mickey Mouse Club TV theme song from the dorm windows. Brian Albrecht, cleveland, "“I saw the muzzle flashes. ‘Oh, my god.’ ” — Couple implored students to avoid Kent State protest, then watched shootings in horror," 3 May 2020 Is this pulsing, blaring experience a kind of nightmare, the exact opposite of homeyness? Benjamin Lima, Dallas News, "Enjoy the Dallas Museum of Art’s exploration of home from the comfort of yours," 29 Apr. 2020 Several said blaring alarms that signal fights could be heard at nearly all hours of the day and night. Justin Carissimo, CBS News, "Leaving Rikers Island and coming home to a pandemic," 29 Apr. 2020 Noem shared a video on Twitter on Monday, showing people honking from their cars and emergency response vehicles blaring sirens for the governor. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "'You folks made my day!': South Dakota governor thrown parade after rejecting coronavirus lockdown," 28 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The two children perked up as the blare of the police sirens drew near. Joshua Gunter, cleveland, "Goldwood Primary school staff in Rocky River treats students to a parade (photos)," 19 Apr. 2020 Brevity was fine, but the primitivist blare and blur of punk were by no means what the Strokes were after. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "On ‘The New Abnormal,’ the Strokes Flip Nostalgia Toward the Future," 13 Apr. 2020 Music blares as the bishop enters the room, apologizing for being late. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "Democracy around the world is down but not out. Test case: Brazil.," 9 Apr. 2020 Hong Kong International School The livestream starts with the familiar blare of dramatic music and a burst of colors on screen, similar to the opening frames on ESPN or SkySports. Jenny Anderson, Quartz, "Coronavirus didn’t stop this Hong Kong school from hosting a virtual sports day," 8 Mar. 2020 The 15-minute-long event starts the way Disney parades have long started: with cast members (Disney's term for employees) ushering attendees out of the street, and an anxious energy anticipating the blare of a catchy song. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Disneyland debuts new parade amid coronavirus scare: Can magic still happen?," 28 Feb. 2020 The rumble of trains pulling in and out of Union Station on the tracks above creates a steady din, and the blare of horns and sirens pierces all hours of the day. Washington Post, "No room on the street: D.C. orders homeless out of underpass in fast-developing neighborhood," 10 Jan. 2020 No loudspeaker blares, and that feat, in a book like this and times like these, feels remarkable. The Atlantic, "The 15 Best Books of 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 As a Major Lazer song blares, Guetta is seen staring deeply into the abyss. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The Top 100 Moments of the EDM Decade," 17 Dec. 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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Time Traveler for blare

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

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24 May 2020

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“Blare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blare. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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