verb (used without object), blared, blar·ing.
- to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.
verb (used with object), blared, blar·ing.
- to sound loudly; proclaim noisily: We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.
- a loud, raucous noise: The blare of the band made conversation impossible.
- glaring intensity of light or color: A blare of sunlight flooded the room as she opened the shutters.
- fanfare; flourish; ostentation; flamboyance: a new breakfast cereal proclaimed with all the blare of a Hollywood spectacle.
- Eastern New England. the bawl of a calf.
- to sound loudly and harshly
- to proclaim loudly and sensationally
- a loud and usually harsh or grating noise
late 14c., bleren “to wail,” possibly from an unrecorded Old English *blæren, or from Middle Dutch bleren “to bleat, cry, bawl, shout.” Probably echoic, either way. Related: Blared; blaring. As a noun from 1809, from the verb.