Definition of Fanfare

1. Noun. A gaudy outward display.

Exact synonyms: Flash, Ostentation
Generic synonyms: Display
Specialized synonyms: Bluster, Bravado, Exhibitionism, Ritz, Splurge, Pedantry
Derivative terms: Flash, Flashy, Ostentate, Ostentatious



2. Noun. (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments. "Her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
Exact synonyms: Flourish, Tucket
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Air, Line, Melodic Line, Melodic Phrase, Melody, Strain, Tune

Definition of Fanfare

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

Definition of Fanfare

1. Noun. A flourish of trumpets or horns as to announce; a short and lively air performed on hunting horns during the chase. ¹

2. Noun. A show of ceremony or celebration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fanfare

1. a short, lively musical flourish [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fanfare

fandom
fandoms
fands
fandub
fandubbed
fandubber
fandubbing
fandubbings
fandubs
fane
fanega
fanegada
fanegadas
fanegas
fanes
fanfare (current term)
fanfared
fanfarelike
fanfares
fanfaring
fanfaron
fanfaronade
fanfaronades
fanfarons
fanfest
fanfests
fanfic
fanfics
fanfiction
fanfold

Literary usage of Fanfare

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"fanfare, a flourish of trumpets. (F. — Span. — Arab.) F. fanfare. — Span, fan- farra, bluster, vaunting. ..."

2. How to Collect Books by J. Herbert ( Slater (1905)
"... and the Netherlands—Early binding in Italy and France—The fanfare and Pointille styles—Binding in England—The Winchester School—The cottage and Etruscan ..."

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