Verb fanfare Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

To play a fanfare. (music) To embellish with fanfares. To imitate a fanfare, in order to dramatize the presentation or introduction of something. To introduce with pomp and show. To mark an arrival or departure with music, noise, or drama. To publicize or announce. To fan out.

More definition:

1.a flourish or short air played on trumpets or the like. ostentatious display or flourish.

3.publicity or advertising.

1. a flourish or short tune played on brass instruments, used as a military signal, at a ceremonial event, etc

2. an ostentatious flourish or display Word OriginC17, from French, back formation from fanfarer to play a flourish on trumpets; see fanfaronadeCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1600, from French fanfare, from fanfarer "blow a fanfare," perhaps echoic, or perhaps borrowed (with Spanish fanfarron "braggart," and Italian fanfano "babbler") from Arabic farfar "chatterer," of imitative origin.


"And," Cynthia said, with much fanfare, "I have a job!"

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