1. a gaudy outward display;
[syn: ostentation, fanfare, flash]
2. (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments;
- Example: "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"
- Example: "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
[syn: flourish, fanfare, tucket]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fanfare \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. [1913 Webster] The fanfare announcing the arrival of the various Christian princes. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "fanfare": Aldine, Arabesque, Byzantine, Canevari, Etruscan, Grolier, Harleian, Jansenist, Maioli, Roxburgh, ado, anniversaries, array, ballyhoo, bay, beep, blare, blast, blat, bray, brouhaha, celebrating, celebration, ceremony, commemoration, commotion, cottage, dentelle, dressing ship, fanfaron, fanfaronade, festivity, flourish, flourish of trumpets, fuss, holiday, honk, hubbub, hullabaloo, jubilee, marking the occasion, memorialization, memory, observance, ovation, panoply, parade, peal, pointille, pomp, rejoicing, religious rites, remembrance, revel, rite, ritual observance, salute, salvo, shine, show, shriek, solemn observance, solemnization, squeal, stir, tantara, tantarara, taps, tarantara, tattoo, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner, to-do, toast, toot, tootle, tribute, triumph, trumpet, trumpet blast, trumpet call, tweedle, whistle