[ UK /fˈænfe‍ə/ ]
[ US /ˈfænˌfɛɹ/ ]
  1. (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
    he entered to a flourish of trumpets
    her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare
  2. a gaudy outward display
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How To Use fanfare In A Sentence

  • On November 29 -- without the fanfare graciously displayed at the MFA -- the Met received from Italy a kylix (drinking cup) from 560 to 550 B.C., which will be on loan to the museum until November 2010. Italy versus the Illicit Trade
  • The 22-year-old arrived without huge fanfare or any of the media lobbying that normally accompanies the promotion of a fresh face.
  • Parliament and public greeted this imperial retreat with a fanfare of acclamation.
  • Then trumpeters played a fanfare, fireworks boomed and crackled across the sky and children from schools on either side of the river waved flags and exchanged huge greetings cards to commemorate new links between their communities.
  • Unsurprisingly, few teams can have topped their table with such little fanfare and there was little in the way of a carnival atmosphere yesterday. Times, Sunday Times
  • The royal visitor was saluted by a fanfare of trumpets.
  • The company was privatised with a fanfare of publicity.
  • The new century will begin amid much fanfare worldwide.
  • What GE announced with much fanfare is a light bulb that won†™ t be on the market for several years, a light bulb that will be about half as efficient as a current generation compact fluorescent (CFL) lights. Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » GE Announces Efficient Bulb (sort of)
  • A red curtain parts, revealing the Fox logo – it’s very 20th Century – as Alfred Newman’s fanfare is conducted by some tuxedoed spastic. Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat
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