What does fanfare mean?

Definitions for fanfareˈfæn fɛər

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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

  2. Origin: [F. Cf. Fanfaron.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fanfare

    fan-fār′, n. a flourish of trumpets or bugles—also Fanfarade′.—ns. Fan′faron, one who uses bravado: a blusterer, braggart; Fan′faronade, vain boasting: bluster: ostentation.—v.i. to bluster. [Fr. fanfare, perh. from the sound.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanfare in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fanfare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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