Definition of blare in English:



  • Make or cause to make a loud, harsh sound.

    [no object] ‘the ambulance arrived outside, siren blaring’
    [with object] ‘the wireless was blaring out organ music’
    • ‘Techno music blared out of every vehicle at every hour of the night.’
    • ‘A loud announcement blared in full volume outside in the corridor.’
    • ‘The music, that I was trying to ignore, blared out of a sound system under guidance of a DJ.’
    • ‘The news blared out on the television set that occupied and lit up the downstage area.’
    • ‘On the surface of this ghastly shanty town everything looks normal - all colour and bright sunshine and loud Hindi music blaring out.’
    • ‘Pro-government slogans were blaring out of loud speakers affixed to cars by campaigners.’
    • ‘A column of police cars, sirens blaring, escorted them from the airport to a welcome-home parade.’
    • ‘A loud horn blared as they merged onto the highway.’
    • ‘The cops came with loud sirens blaring and I just prayed that no one would discover me until the coast was clear and I could get away.’
    • ‘As he got up, his chair scooting back and his plate scraping the table sounded like a loud horn blared inside a library.’
    • ‘Sirens blared loudly in my ears, deepening the throb in my temples.’
    • ‘In contrast, he sees the new, young, dynamic social climbers driving down the streets in their expensive cars with loud music blaring.’
    • ‘All of a sudden, alarms blared out over the loud speakers as the facility went on high alert.’
    • ‘He jumped when he heard the car horn blaring out front.’
    • ‘He pressed play on the CD player as the engine started and the music came blaring out.’
    • ‘Several hours later, loud music came blaring out of the speakers at either end of the hallway.’
    • ‘She jumped as loud trumpets suddenly blared and the roar of approval from a massive crowd sounded.’
    • ‘Loud rap music blared out of the house as people spilled out of the party onto the lawn.’
    • ‘While rock music blared out, the main stage was starkly silent as groups of concert-goers gazed quietly at flowers and candles covering the muddy ground.’
    • ‘The famous song blared out of the speakers, and some kids even got right up and started dancing.’
    blast, sound loudly, trumpet, clamour, boom, roar, thunder, bellow, resound, honk, toot, shriek, screech
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  • [in singular] A loud, harsh sound.

    ‘a blare of trumpets’
    • ‘She hears nothing but the breeze rustling the curtains of her bedroom window, and the angry blare of the television coming from her father's bedroom.’
    • ‘These systems provide better sound, and also protect musicians' hearing from the blare of the huge sound systems used in large concert halls.’
    • ‘Its blare sent birds fluttering from the branches of the live oak that overhung the gate, making the Spanish moss sway as if it were alive.’
    • ‘Where this is not observed, there is no real music, but only a devilish blare and hubbub.’
    • ‘He cautiously poked the first node, concentrating solely on the object at hand so that he didn't hear the loud blare of ambulances approaching.’
    • ‘As they walked inside they were greeted by the loud blare of popular music.’
    • ‘I knew it was him coming when I heard a blare of rock music, followed by the harsh growl of an old, unclean engine.’
    • ‘Instead of a sound crew trying to maximize the blare, each musical element of this performance was distinctive.’
    • ‘The noise and the blare, the bands and the screaming, the pageantry and oratory of the long full campaign fade on election day.’
    • ‘It was a good night, as we strove to make conversation employing sign-language and shouting against the blare of the music.’
    • ‘It was barely mid-morning when they heard the first blare of the trumpet.’
    • ‘A haulage company is on trial to drastically cut the din of revving engines and fork-lift trucks, the blare of lorry cab radios and the shouting and swearing of some staff.’
    • ‘The loud blare of the buzzer, signalling the end of the game, cut through the gymnasium.’
    • ‘Another blare of trumpets called the attention of the spectators, announcing that the first round of the joust would commence.’
    • ‘When the wind came roaring across, he could hear in broken waves of sound the riotous blare of the instruments.’
    • ‘From the initial blare of the trumpets, the album has that thrill of half-recalled familiarity.’
    • ‘The girl yelled over the blare of rifle fire from all around.’
    • ‘His multitracked trumpets mimic the weary blare of the foghorns, often taking their pitches as the root notes for fantastic chords.’
    • ‘Beneath it all is the constant blare of traffic.’
    • ‘A voice, no a whisper, sounded through the air above the blare of the storm.’
    blast, blasting, clamour, boom, booming, roar, roaring, thunder, thundering, bellow, bellowing, resounding, honk, honking, shriek, shrieking, screech
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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘roar, bellow’): from Middle Dutch blaren, bleren, or Low German blaren, of imitative origin. Current senses date from the late 18th century.