Meaning of “fanfare” in the English Dictionary

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"fanfare" in English

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fanfarenoun

uk /ˈfæn.feər/ us /ˈfæn.fer/

Examples from literature

  • A leader blew a brilliant fanfare on an embossed, silver horn. 
  • At the sound of a fanfare of trumpets I was to go into the theatre preceded by a line of pages, and accompanied by my husband. 
  • Coming on to the ground, the French trumpeters blew a lively fanfare which was followed by a roll of drums. 
  • The lively fanfare of the dinner trumpet failed to fill the saloon. 
  • There was a magnificent soldier chorus and the fanfare of drums and trumpets. 

(Definition of “fanfare” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fanfare" in American English

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fanfarenoun [ U ]

us /ˈfæn·feər/

showy activity meant to draw attention to something:

Earth Day was observed without a great deal of fanfare this week.

(Definition of “fanfare” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)