to emit a loud, raucous sound:
The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.
to sound loudly; proclaim noisily:
We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.
a loud, raucous noise:
The blare of the band made conversation impossible.
glaring intensity of light or color:
A blare of sunlight flooded the room as she opened the shutters.
fanfare; flourish; ostentation; flamboyance:
a new breakfast cereal proclaimed with all the blare of a Hollywood spectacle.
Eastern New England. the bawl of a calf.
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to sound loudly and harshly
to proclaim loudly and sensationally
a loud and usually harsh or grating noise
to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way. to sound loudly; proclaim noisily: We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news. a loud, raucous noise: The blare of the band made conversation impossible. glaring intensity of light or color: A blare of sunlight flooded the […]
flattering or wheedling talk; cajolery. deceptive or misleading talk; nonsense; hooey: a lot of blarney about why he was broke. to flatter or wheedle; use blarney: He blarneys his boss with the most shameless compliments. Historical Examples The Three Brides Charlotte M. Yonge The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne Rafael in Italy Etta Blaisdell McDonald Her Father’s […]
a stone in Blarney Castle near Cork, Ireland, said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it. Historical Examples Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie Signing the Contract and What it Cost Martha Finley noun a stone in Blarney Castle, in the SW Republic of Ireland, said to endow whoever kisses it with […]
verb (intransitive) (English, dialect) to sound loudly and harshly Historical Examples The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton The Skipper and the Skipped Holman Day