AskDefine | Define blare

Dictionary Definition

blare n : a loud harsh or strident noise [syn: blaring, cacophony, clamor, din]


1 make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone" [syn: blast]
2 make a loud noise; "The horns of the taxis blared" [syn: honk, beep, claxon, toot]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To make a loud sound.
    The trumpet's loud blare woke me up immediately.


  1. In the context of "usually singular": A loud sound.
    I can hardly hear you over the blare of the radio.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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