blare

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bleren, from Middle Dutch bleren ‎(to bleat, cry, bawl, shout") (Dutch blèren), of imitative origin. Compare Dutch blaren.

Noun[edit]

blare ‎(plural blares)

  1. (usually singular) A loud sound.
    I can hardly hear you over the blare of the radio.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 2/2/2, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      They danced on silently, softly. Their feet played tricks to the beat of the tireless measure, that exquisitely asinine blare which is England's punishment for having lost America.
  2. Dazzling, often garish, brilliance.

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Verb[edit]

blare ‎(third-person singular simple present blares, present participle blaring, simple past and past participle blared)

  1. (intransitive) To make a loud sound.
    The trumpet blaring in my ears gave me a headache.
    • 2011 December 14, Andrew Khan, “How isolationist is British pop?”, in the Guardian[2]:
      France, even after 30 years of extraordinary synth, electro and urban pop, is still beaten with a stick marked "Johnny Hallyday" by otherwise sensible journalists. Songs that have taken Europe by storm, from the gloriously bleak Belgian disco of Stromae's Alors on Danse to Sexion d'Assaut's soulful Desole blare from cars everywhere between Lisbon and Lublin but run aground as soon as they hit Dover.
  2. (transitive) To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
    • Tennyson
      to blare its own interpretation
    • 2014, Nick Arnold, Horrible Science: Body Owner's Handbook (page 159)
      Police helicopters blared loudspeaker warnings about the smelly man.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

blare

  1. plural of blaar

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Verb[edit]

blare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of blaren