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Meaning of BLARE

Pronunciation:  blehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a loud harsh or strident noise
  2. [v]  make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone"
  3. [v]  make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared"

BLARE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beep, blaring, blast, cacophony, clamor, claxon, din, honk, toot
 See Also: go, make noise, noise, noise, resound, sound, tootle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blare\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Blaring}.] [OE. blaren, bloren, to cry, woop; cf. G.
    pl["a]rren to bleat, D. blaren to bleat, cry, weep. Prob. an
    imitative word, but cf. also E. blast. Cf. {Blore}.]
    To sound loudly and somewhat harshly. ``The trumpet blared.''
  2. \Blare\, v. t.
    To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim
          To blare its own interpretation.         --Tennyson.
  3. \Blare\, n.
    The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh
    noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.
          With blare of bugle, clamor of men.      --Tennyson.
          His ears are stunned with the thunder's blare. --J. R.
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