A young man sings while his stereo blares.
- The definition of a blare is a loud sound or a harsh glare.
An example of a blare is light reflecting off the windshield of a car.
- Blare means to make a loud sound.
An example of blare is turning on a stereo full blast.
intransitive verbblared, blar′ing
- to sound out with loud, harsh, trumpetlike tones
- to announce or exclaim loudly
Origin of blareMiddle English bleren, bloren, to wail, bellow: for Indo-European base see blear
- a loud, brassy sound
- harsh brilliance or glare, as of color
verbblared, blar·ing, blares
- To cause to sound loudly and stridently: Don't blare the stereo.
- To proclaim loudly and flamboyantly: headlines blaring the scandal.
- A loud, strident noise.
Origin of blareMiddle English bleren
- (usually singular) A loud sound.
- I can hardly hear you over the blare of the radio.
- Dazzling, often garish, brilliance.
(third-person singular simple present blares, present participle blaring, simple past and past participle blared)
- To make a loud sound.
- The trumpet blaring in my ears gave me a headache.
- To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.