Definition of fanfare
1 : a short and lively sounding of trumpets
2 : a showy outward display
Examples of fanfare in a Sentence
The new jet was introduced with great fanfare.
Recent Examples of fanfare from the Web
There wasn't much fanfare, says manager Anderson Grissom.
That’s not at all the case with Bite Beauty’s brand-new Nearly Neon Collection, which arrived in our offices to much fanfare.
Television will have plenty of fireworks and fanfare to mark the Fourth of July holiday.
Trappers captured fishers in British Columbia, and brought them to Washington, where they were released to great fanfare.
The new lineup of Ken Dolls — seeking to represent a more multicultural, physically diverse populace (read: client base) — landed earlier this week to much fanfare.
The June 21 opening of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in River Forest was met with excitement and fanfare by shoppers and store officials.
This season, Taurasi has already topped Katie Smith’s W.N.B.A. record of 906 career 3-pointers, a fanfare prelude to the arrival of her scoring crown.
Donald Trump’s trade policy has so far been more bark than bite: dramatic rhetoric about shaking up the old order, backed mainly by new studies and completion of routine Obama-era cases touted with extra fanfare.
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Origin and Etymology of fanfare
First Known Use: 1605See Words from the same year
FANFARE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fanfare for English Language Learners
: a lot of talk or activity showing that people are excited about something
: a short piece of music played loudly with trumpets especially to announce that someone is arriving
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