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fan·fare

 (făn′fâr′)
n.
1. Music A loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets.
2. A spectacular public display.

[French, possibly of imitative origin.]

fanfare

(ˈfænfɛə)
n
1. (Music, other) a flourish or short tune played on brass instruments, used as a military signal, at a ceremonial event, etc
2. an ostentatious flourish or display
Also called: fanfarade
[C17: from French, back formation from fanfarer to play a flourish on trumpets; see fanfaronade]

fan•fare

(ˈfæn fɛər)

n.
1. a flourish played on trumpets or the like.
2. an ostentatious display.
3. publicity.
[1760–70; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fanfare - a gaudy outward displayfanfare - a gaudy outward display    
display - exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
bravado, bluster - a swaggering show of courage
exhibitionism - extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
ritz - ostentatious display of elegance; "they put on the ritz"
splurge - an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
pedantry - an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
2.fanfare - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instrumentsfanfare - (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, tune, strain, air, line - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"

fanfare

noun trumpet call, flourish, trump (archaic), tucket (archaic), fanfaronade a fanfare of trumpets
Translations
لَحْن بوقي
fanfára
fanfare
lúîraòytur
fanfara
fanfara
fanfartören borusu

fanfare

[ˈfænfɛəʳ] Nfanfarria f

fanfare

[ˈfænfɛər] nfanfare f (musique)fanfold paper [ˈfænfəʊld] npapier m à pliage en accordéon

fanfare

nFanfare f; trumpet fanfareTrompetenstoß m; with a fanfare of publicitymit einer aufsehenerregenden Werbekampagne

fanfare

[ˈfænfɛə] nfanfara

fanfare

(ˈfӕnfeə) noun
a short piece of music played by trumpets etc at the entry of a king or queen during a ceremony etc.
References in classic literature ?
But the lieutenant suppressed the man who wished to fist fight, and the tall cap- tain, flushing at the little fanfare of the red- bearded one, was obliged to look intently at some trees.
As he spoke the attendant cantered up the grassy enclosure, and pulling up his steed in front of the royal stand, blew a second fanfare upon his bugle.
American composer Aaron Copland's famous Fanfare for the Common Man, his celebration of the working man and his rightful place in the world, invited the audience's attention and showed off the brass and heavy percussion sections to great effect.
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Alongside the RAF Fanfare, the festival features international euphonium soloist David Thornton, Norway's Oslofjord Brass band, local brass band BTM from Caerphilly and the Wormshead Brass Ensemble.
Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs, who will be directing the band of seven trumpeters and one drummer has composed a new fanfare for the day.
The band practised some traditional fanfares, but kept the new piece under wraps.
ECHO mobile For news/text ECHO Ian, 36, said his Grand piece will have the "powerful and exciting" feel of a Medieval fanfare to it due to being performed by two trombones and two trumpets.
Tech Mahindra will also jointly go to the market along with Fanfare to provide professional services in the form of consultancy, tool migration and test interface development to meet the increasing global demand for test automation solutions.
As the service started, the church was filled with the rousing sound of the 121 Squadron fanfare section's bugles as they heralded the arrival of the procession.