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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BLARE

What signifies the blare of your brass, or the bilious bleating of your wood-wind!

He fidgeted; tried three times—unsuccessfully—to blare defiance.

A night of Nature's making when she is tired of noise and blare of color.

A night of Nature's making, when she is tired of noise and blare of color.

There were the almost deafening salutes and the blare of the band.

The gates were wide open, and from within came a blare of trumpets.

I thought she was when I saw her nearly go off at the blare of the cow.

She made no answer except by 'a blare with a trumpet to each discharge.'

Suddenly the blare of a trumpet was heard in the court below.

Now, I should blare out the whole story to the first man I met; but Austin!

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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