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Meaning of FANFARE

Pronunciation:  'fanfehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
  2. [n]  a showy outward display
 

FANFARE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: flourish, ostentation
 
 See Also: air, bluster, bravado, display, exhibitionism, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, pedantry, ritz, splurge, strain, tune

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fan"fare`\, n. [F. Cf. {Fanfaron}.]
A flourish of trumpets, as in coming into the lists, etc.;
also, a short and lively air performed on hunting horns
during the chase.

      The fanfare announcing the arrival of the various
      Christian princes.                       --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 
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