—v.i. to emit a loud, raucous sound: The trumpets blared as the procession got under way.
—v.t. to sound loudly; proclaim noisily: We sat there horrified as the radio blared the awful news.
—n. 1. a loud, raucous noise: The blare of the band made conversation impossible. 2. glaring intensity of light or color: A blare of sunlight flooded the room as she opened the shutters. 3. fanfare; flourish; ostentation; flamboyance: a new breakfast cereal proclaimed with all the blare of a Hollywood spectacle. 4. Eastern New Eng.the bawl of a calf.