Definitions for: Fanfare

[n] (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
[n] a showy outward display

Webster (1913) Definition: Fan"fare`, n. [F. Cf. Fanfaron.]
A flourish of trumpets, as in coming into the lists, etc.;
also, a short and lively air performed on hunting horns
during the chase.

The fanfare announcing the arrival of the various
Christian princes. --Sir W.

Synonyms: flourish, ostentation

See Also: air, bluster, bravado, display, exhibitionism, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, pedantry, ritz, splurge, strain, tune

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