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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.
"I've written a few fanfares before but this is the first one I've done for a full orchestra and I'm looking forward to hearing it in public for the first time.
Tous les musiciens jouent aux instruments de cuivre et Peter, le manager du groupe, a voulu commencer ce type de fanfare, il souhaitait booker des fanfares.
The fanfares are pre-recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra and broadcast in the foyers at the Sydney Opera House to assist the cue-bells for guests to take their seats.
97a; Detlev Glanert: Concertgeblaas; Henri Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgique from Don Juan de Manara; Piazzola, arr.
Conductor Edward Gardner inspired his musicians in every mode, from interwoven strands of Russian folk tales to many picturesque solos included hair-raising piano and breath-taking percussion; finally ending with terrifying faultless trumpet fanfares.
Bosch is marking 100 years of vehicle horns and fanfares by urging GCC motorists to use them sparingly in order to help save lives on the nation's roads.
symphonies of Mozart and Sibelius and a Ravel pavane, the orchestra will be tackling Janacek's Sinfonietta, which began as a series of fanfares and was inspired by brass band performances.
Tomasi recreated four scenes from that opera in a piece he called "Fanfares Liturgiques."
When the Boston Brass takes the stage at Florida's Palm Beach State College Duncan Theatre, the first notes they play will be from a composition written by David Gibble, who submitted the piece as part of the quintet's 25th anniversary "Fanfares" project.
Richard Kitson will be playing a series of fanfares at the town's fair next week.