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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FANFARE

He was a seven-months child, and there was no fanfare of welcome at his coming.

Now, near sunset, there was the fanfare for officers' orders for the next day.

It was the air which had saluted their betrothal like a fanfare.

The fanfare is with reference to the French pot-au-feu (see p. 649).

A fanfare of cornets; and from the wings a supple, dark girl bounded.

Strange, he thought; Holloway had left in a fanfare of publicity.

Suddenly the early morning quiet was broken by a fanfare in front of the inn.

Suddenly a fanfare of trumpets announced the approach of the King.

I have finished a comedy there within that den, ridiculing the fanfare of the warriors.

It was as if he were sounding a fanfare for the entrance of his hero.

WORD ORIGIN

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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