from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To sound loudly and stridently: a stereo blaring in the next apartment.
  • transitive v. To cause to sound loudly and stridently: Don't blare the stereo.
  • transitive v. To proclaim loudly and flamboyantly: headlines blaring the scandal.
  • n. A loud, strident noise.
  • n. Flamboyance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A loud sound.
  • n. Dazzling often garish brilliance.
  • v. To make a loud sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.
  • intransitive v. To sound loudly and somewhat harshly.
  • transitive v. To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To roar; bellow; cry; low.
  • To give forth a loud sound like a trumpet; give out a brazen sound; bellow.
  • To sound loudly; proclaim noisily.
  • n. A roaring; loud or bellowing noise.
  • n. Sound like that of a trumpet.
  • n. The bleat of a sheep, the bellowing of a calf, or the weeping of a child.
  • n. Nautical, a paste of hair and tar used for calking the seams of boats.
  • n. A petty copper coin, of about the value of 2 cents, struck at Bern, Switzerland.
  • n. In painting, a broad and brilliant effect of color, as in the representation of flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a loud harsh or strident noise
  • v. make a loud noise
  • v. make a strident sound


Middle English bleren.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • One for the coin/currency collectors.

    March 11, 2016

  • Radio 2 blared over a loudspeaker system.

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    August 2, 2008