American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To sound loudly and stridently: a stereo blaring in the next apartment.
- v. To cause to sound loudly and stridently: Don't blare the stereo.
- v. To proclaim loudly and flamboyantly: headlines blaring the scandal.
- n. A loud, strident noise.
- n. Flamboyance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To roar; bellow; cry; low.
- To give forth a loud sound like a trumpet; give out a brazen sound; bellow.
- To sound loudly; proclaim noisily.
- n. A roaring; loud or bellowing noise.
- n. Sound like that of a trumpet.
- n. The bleat of a sheep, the bellowing of a calf, or the weeping of a child.
- n. Nautical, a paste of hair and tar used for calking the seams of boats.
- n. A petty copper coin, of about the value of 2 cents, struck at Bern, Switzerland.
- n. In painting, a broad and brilliant effect of color, as in the representation of flowers.
- n. usually singular A loud sound.
- n. Dazzling often garish brilliance.
- v. To make a loud sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To sound loudly and somewhat harshly.
- v. To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
- n. The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.
- n. a loud harsh or strident noise
- v. make a loud noise
- v. make a strident sound
- Middle English bleren. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Someone should stand out front of this and blare from a radio all the incendiary comments Rush has made.”
“And then he heard his name blare across the Internet broadcast.”
“The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim… Can anyone hear that name blare across the loudspeakers and not think of Nick Adenhart, the young Angel killed by a drunk driver this past April?”
“Jewish moral reformer Belle Moskowitz despaired that in Jewish neighborhoods, “the glare of lights and the blare of music strikes you on every side.””
“The movie's theme song, which booms over the opening credits, is Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son," whose chorus laments "It ain't me …" with the blare of defiance, not resignation.”
“In the first moments he was in the locker room, he said he was stunned at how quiet the room was, so he went out and bought a boombox from which he could blare rap music to create a more lively environment.”
“I don't know if I can stand craning my neck up while the speakers blare in my face, but it seems pretty cool.”
“The air was thick with the sound of crickets -- a noise foreign to a metropolitan girl like me more accustomed to the sudden blare of fire engines and the bicycle bells of impatient delivery boys.”
“The blare of sirens seemed continuous Thursday as emergency workers continued rescue efforts.”
“Yet, erectile dysfunction medication ads blare regularly from CNN and sperm is discussed at length on CBS.”
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