Fanfare meaning

făn'fâr'
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.

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A loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets.
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A spectacular public display.
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Noisy or showy display.
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A loud flourish of trumpets.
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A very brief musical piece serving as to introduce a dignitary or announcement.
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(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.

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(uncountable) A show of ceremony or celebration.

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

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Origin of fanfare

French possibly of imitative origin