fanfare

noun
fan·​fare | \ ˈfan-ˌfer How to pronounce fanfare (audio) \

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 on the Web There was not as much fanfare when Kent Hovind married Cindi Lincoln. Peter J Reilly, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 There wasn't much fanfare leading up the Purdue-Minnesota game except that it was played in a downpour. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2021 In one of its guises, then, The Chair is a fanfare for the common professor. Kevin J.h. Dettmar, The Atlantic, 2 Sep. 2021 The city's three hotels have been booked full for the game for months and stores have stocked up with souvenirs, but the hope is the fanfare around the game will reignite passions around the movie and tourism to Dyersville for years to come. Joshua Mellin, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 Suga's government has been criticized for what some say is prioritizing Olympic sport over public health, and there has been little fanfare in the run-up to the Games, which were postponed from last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mark Thiessen And Darlene Superville, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 Suga's government has been criticized for what some say is prioritizing Olympic sport over public health, and there has been little fanfare in the run-up to the Games, which were postponed from last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fox News, 21 July 2021 There was much fanfare in 1975 when Bob Watson scored baseball’s millionth run. New York Times, 25 May 2021 In one of the conference rooms, sitting without fanfare in the corner, is a metal head of Mussolini. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of fanfare

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fanfare

French

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19 Nov 2021

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“Fanfare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fanfare. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for fanfare

fanfare

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fanfare

: 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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