from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To sound loudly and stridently.
- intransitive verb To cause to sound loudly and stridently.
- intransitive verb To proclaim loudly and flamboyantly.
- noun A loud, strident noise.
- noun Flamboyance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun In painting, a broad and brilliant effect of color, as in the representation of flowers.
- noun A roaring; loud or bellowing noise.
- noun Sound like that of a trumpet.
- noun The bleat of a sheep, the bellowing of a calf, or the weeping of a child.
- noun Nautical, a paste of hair and tar used for calking the seams of boats.
- noun A petty copper coin, of about the value of 2 cents, struck at Bern, Switzerland.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
- intransitive verb To sound loudly and somewhat harshly.
- noun The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun usually singular A loud sound.
- noun Dazzling often garish brilliance.
- verb To make a loud sound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a loud harsh or strident noise
- verb make a loud noise
- verb make a strident sound
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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 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.
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.
Yet, erectile dysfunction medication ads blare regularly from CNN and sperm is discussed at length on CBS.
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.