fanfare


noun

  1. a flourish or short air played on trumpets or the like.
  2. an ostentatious display or flourish.
  3. publicity or advertising.

noun

  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
n.

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.

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