• (America) IPA: /ˈfænfɛəɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfænfɛə/


  1. (countable) A flourish of trumpets or horns as to announce; a short and lively air performed on hunting horns during the chase.
    They played a short fanfare to announce the arrival of the king.
  2. (countable, uncountable) A show of ceremony or celebration.
    The town opened the new library with fanfare and a speech from the mayor.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: фанфа́ра
  • Spanish: fanfarria, bombo y platillo

fanfare (fanfares, present participle fanfaring; past and past participle fanfared)

  1. To play a fanfare.
  2. (music) To embellish with fanfares.
  3. To imitate a fanfare, in order to dramatize the presentation or introduction of something.
  4. To introduce with pomp and show.
  5. To mark an arrival or departure with music, noise, or drama.
  6. To publicize or announce.
  7. To fan out.

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