fanfare

noun fan·fare \ ˈfan-ˌfer \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of fanfare

1 : a short and lively sounding of trumpets
2 : a showy outward display

Examples of fanfare in a Sentence

  1. The new jet was introduced with great fanfare.

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Origin and Etymology of fanfare

French


FANFARE Defined for English Language Learners

fanfare

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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