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blare

[blair] /blɛər/
verb (used without object), blared, blaring.
1.
to emit a loud, raucous sound:
The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.
verb (used with object), blared, blaring.
2.
to sound loudly; proclaim noisily:
We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.
noun
3.
a loud, raucous noise:
The blare of the band made conversation impossible.
4.
glaring intensity of light or color:
A blare of sunlight flooded the room as she opened the shutters.
5.
fanfare; flourish; ostentation; flamboyance:
a new breakfast cereal proclaimed with all the blare of a Hollywood spectacle.
6.
Eastern New England. the bawl of a calf.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English bleren; akin to Middle Dutch blaren, Middle Low German blarren, Middle High German blerren (German plärren)
Synonyms
1, 3. blast, bellow, roar, clang, clamor; screech, honk.
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  • The current method of summoning help involve speakers constantly blaring loud beeping sound both day and night.
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  • Walking through the space there was a cacophony of blaring news reports for various channels.
  • Government trucks racing through village streets blaring warnings didn't do it.
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  • He describes being shackled close to the floor in an interrogation room for hours with music blaring and lights in his face.
  • Still, to see it blaring so at the supermarket checkout lane was annoying.
  • We loved the food tray clipped to the car window, the loudspeaker blaring on the door below.
  • We sit and have a coffee in a noisy bar blaring hip-hop music.
  • The blaring horns seemed to inter-mingle and cohere into a musical accompaniment to the performances in the hearing room.
British Dictionary definitions for blaring

blare

/blɛə/
verb
1.
to sound loudly and harshly
2.
to proclaim loudly and sensationally
noun
3.
a loud and usually harsh or grating noise
Word Origin
C14: from Middle Dutch bleren; of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for blaring
adj.

mid-15c., from present participle of blare. Of things other than sounds, from 1866.

blare

v.

late 14c., bleren "to wail," possibly from an unrecorded Old English *blæren, or from Middle Dutch bleren "to bleat, cry, bawl, shout." Probably echoic, either way. Related: Blared; blaring. As a noun from 1809, from the verb.

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