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English noun: fanfare

1. fanfare (communication) a gaudy outward display

Synonymsflash, ostentation

Broader (hypernym)display

Narrower (hyponym)bluster, bravado, exhibitionism, pedantry, ritz, splurge

2. fanfare (communication) (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

SamplesHe entered to a flourish of trumpets.
Her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare.

Synonymsflourish, tucket

Broader (hypernym)air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune

Domain categorymusic

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