Definitions

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English bleren.]

Examples

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  • Radio 2 blared over a loudspeaker system.

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    August 2, 2008

  • One for the coin/currency collectors.

    March 11, 2016