Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a gaudy outward display
  2. (noun, communication) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
    her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare

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Synonyms of Fanfare

flash, flourish, ostentation, tucket

Alternate forms of Fanfare

Hyponyms: bluster, bravado, exhibitionism, pedantry, ritz, splurge

Hypernyms: air, display, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune

Origin of the word Fanfare

  1. c.1600, from Fr. fanfarer "blow a fanfare," perhaps echoic, or perhaps borrowed (with Sp. fanfarron "braggart," and It. fanfano "babbler") from Arabic farfar "chatterer." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Fanfare

f number, fimbria, funfair

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