blare Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; din; blaring.
  2. verb make a strident sound
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone
  3. verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared


Blare intransitive verb
OE. blaren, bloren, to cry, woop; cf. G. plärren to bleat, D. blaren to bleat, cry, weep. Prob. an imitative word, but cf. also E. blast. Cf. Blore.
imperfect & past participle Blared present participle & verbal noun Blaring
  1. To sound loudly and somewhat harshly. "The trumpet blared." Tennyson.
Blare transitive verb
  1. To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
    To blare its own interpretation. Tennyson.
Blare noun
  1. The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.
    With blare of bugle, clamor of men. Tennyson.
    His ears are stunned with the thunder's blare. J. R. Drake.

Webster 1913