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"


  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

Translations for fanfare

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


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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