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Definitions for fanfare
ˈfæn fɛərfan·fare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ostentation, fanfare, flashnoun

    a gaudy outward display

  2. flourish, fanfare, tucketnoun

    (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. fanfarenoun

    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. fanfarenoun

    A show of ceremony or celebration.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fanfarenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fanfare

    The French name of a short and lively military air or call, executed on brass instruments.

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  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

Examples of fanfare in a Sentence

  1. Debra Katz:

    Since then, he has lied publicly over and over again in an attempt to walk back his original admission. Realizing his admission was insufficient to quell the public’s growing calls for accountability, he has since resorted to belligerent lies and a Trumpian refusal to stick to a single set of facts, he has also demonstrated a jaw-dropping ignorance of the sexual harassment law he signed into effect — without great fanfare — suggesting that his behavior is fine because he never meant to make women feel uncomfortable.

  2. Vince Lombardi:

    After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live.

  3. George Witt:

    He wanted a simple, local funeral with little fanfare.

  4. Travis Leiker:

    She had saved over the course of time, lived responsibly and frugally and gave back quietly without the expectation of much fanfare and recognition, and I think that's the beauty of her story, is that she didn't have this expectation of grand recognition and celebration.

  5. Marc Owen Jones:

    Although Twitter claimed they suspended some botnets this is relatively trivial, the bots suspended were crude and likely to have been identified as part of Twitter's routine spambot roundup, i've identified similar networks for years and Twitter rarely make a fanfare of getting them removed. Indeed, there are existing botnets spreading pro-regime propaganda that have existed since 2012 and that are still going strong.

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    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
    • A. caddie
    • B. gloat
    • C. excogitate
    • D. abet

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