Definitions for fanfareˈfæn fɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fan•fareˈfæn fɛər(n.)

  1. a flourish played on trumpets or the like.

  2. an ostentatious display.

  3. publicity.

Origin of fanfare:

1760–70; < F

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ostentation, fanfare, flash(noun)

    a gaudy outward display

  2. flourish, fanfare, tucket(noun)

    (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

    "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

Wiktionary

  1. fanfare(Noun)

    A flourish of trumpets or horns as to announce; a short and lively air performed on hunting horns during the chase.

    They played a short fanfare to announce the arrival of the king.

  2. fanfare(Noun)

    A show of ceremony or celebration.

    The town opened the new library with fanfare and a speech from the mayor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fanfare(noun)

    a flourish of trumpets, as in coming into the lists, etc.; also, a short and lively air performed on hunting horns during the chase

Freebase

  1. The Fanfare Group

    A fanfare is a short musical flourish that is typically played by trumpets or other brass instruments, often accompanied by percussion. By extension, the word may also designate a short, prominent passage for brass instruments in an orchestral composition. In French usage, fanfare also may refer to a hunting signal, and in both France and Italy was the name given in the 19th century to a military or civilian brass band. It is usually intended for important social purposes, such as ceremonial events involving important people or animals, as exclamations of significant activities during an event, or to precede announcements with the purpose of gaining the attention of the audience. Similarly, musical works themselves often begin, transition, or end with fanfares or fanfare-like themes. The term is also used symbolically, such as to describe occasions that are greatly publicized, even when no music is involved.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fanfare(noun)

a short piece of music played by trumpets etc at the entry of a king or queen during a ceremony etc.

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