[fan-fair] /ˈfæn fɛər/

a flourish or short air played on trumpets or the like.
an ostentatious display or flourish.
publicity or advertising.
a flourish or short tune played on brass instruments, used as a military signal, at a ceremonial event, etc
an ostentatious flourish or display

c.1600, from French fanfare, from fanfarer “blow a fanfare,” perhaps echoic, or perhaps borrowed (with Spanish fanfarron “braggart,” and Italian fanfano “babbler”) from Arabic farfar “chatterer,” of imitative origin.


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