American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A trumpet or horn fanfare.
- n. A sound resembling such a fanfare.
- n. A hunting cry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blast on a trumpet or horn.
- n. a flourish on a trumpet
- Imitative. (Wiktionary)
- Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Malagasy · Myanmar: Rava ilay fiangonana bodista manan-tantara”
“The last trumpet sounded — tantara! tantara! — its shrill call rang over the wide plains, and the wide plains gave back no answer.”
“But hardly had we sat down ere we heard the tom-toming of the kettledrum and tantara of trumpets and clash of cymbals, and the rattling of war men's lances, and the clamors of assailants and the clanking of bits and the neighing of steeds, while the world was canopied with dense dust and sand clouds raised by the horses 'hoofs.”
“Brownberry after dark one night in a proper tantara, with her eyes rolling and her bosom heaving like the waves of the sea.”
“Tantara, tantara the trumpets sound, which makes our hearts with joy abound.”
“Their terror was not lessened by the growing volume of shouts outside the house, and by the rub-a-dub-dub of the drums, and the tantara of the bugles, as the "To arms" was sounded along the village street.”
“Andy alighted, and gave a thundering tantara-ra at the door.”
““Dub-a-dub, dub-a-dub — thus go the drums, Tantara, tantara, the Englishman comes.””
“How about because (a tantara of trumpets, please) we're a swell place to be.”
“Malagasy · Gabon: Kandidà mampiasa media sosialy amin'ity fifidianana filoham-pirenena manan-tantara ity bahasa Indonesia · Gabon: Capres Gunakan Jejaring Sosial dalam Pemilu Bersejarah”
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