- Fanfare is defined as a loud and flashy display, or a short and dramatic trumpet flourish.
- An example of a fanfare is a parade.
- An example of fanfare is two trumpet musicians announcing the arrival of the guest of honor at a function.
Trumpets ready to give a fanfare.
- a loud flourish of trumpets
- noisy or showy display
Origin of fanfareFrench ; from fanfarer, to blow trumpets, probably ; from fanfaron, braggart: see fanfaronade
- Music A loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets.
- A spectacular public display.
Origin of fanfareFrench, possibly of imitative origin.
(countable and uncountable, plural fanfares)
- (countable) 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.
- (uncountable) A show of ceremony or celebration.
- The town opened the new library with fanfare and a speech from the mayor.