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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.
Contemporary Examples

Fighter Jets Escort Plane to JFK September 10, 2011
Who Says the Book Business Is Dead? Peter Osnos January 12, 2009
Versace, Versace, Versace Liza Foreman September 19, 2013
Decentralized Dance Parties: Raves’ Next Wave Winston Ross February 2, 2012
Julia Louis-Dreyfus On ‘Enough Said,’ James Gandolfini’s Last Leading Role Marlow Stern September 8, 2013

Historical Examples

Married Life May Edginton
Baseball Joe in the Big League Lester Chadwick
The Little Lady of the Big House Jack London
Life in a Tank Richard Haigh
Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings

to sound loudly and harshly
to proclaim loudly and sensationally
a loud and usually harsh or grating noise


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