Definition of blare in English:

blare

verb

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

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

  • A loud harsh sound.

    ‘a blare of trumpets’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These systems provide better sound, and also protect musicians' hearing from the blare of the huge sound systems used in large concert halls.’
    • ‘I knew it was him coming when I heard a blare of rock music, followed by the harsh growl of an old, unclean engine.’
    • ‘Where this is not observed, there is no real music, but only a devilish blare and hubbub.’
    • ‘Another blare of trumpets called the attention of the spectators, announcing that the first round of the joust would commence.’
    • ‘The noise and the blare, the bands and the screaming, the pageantry and oratory of the long full campaign fade on election day.’
    • ‘Instead of a sound crew trying to maximize the blare, each musical element of this performance was distinctive.’
    • ‘Beneath it all is the constant blare of traffic.’
    • ‘A voice, no a whisper, sounded through the air above the blare of the storm.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was a good night, as we strove to make conversation employing sign-language and shouting against the blare of the music.’
    • ‘His multitracked trumpets mimic the weary blare of the foghorns, often taking their pitches as the root notes for fantastic chords.’
    • ‘The loud blare of the buzzer, signalling the end of the game, cut through the gymnasium.’
    • ‘It was barely mid-morning when they heard the first blare of the trumpet.’
    • ‘The girl yelled over the blare of rifle fire from all around.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When the wind came roaring across, he could hear in broken waves of sound the riotous blare of the instruments.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From the initial blare of the trumpets, the album has that thrill of half-recalled familiarity.’
    blast, blasting, clamour, boom, booming, roar, roaring, thunder, thundering, bellow, bellowing, resounding, honk, honking, shriek, shrieking, screech
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Origin

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.

Pronunciation

blare

/bler/