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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-fair]
    • /ˈfæn fɛər/
    • /ˈfæn.feər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-fair]
    • /ˈfæn fɛər/

Definitions of fanfare word

  • noun fanfare a flourish or short air played on trumpets or the like. 1
  • noun fanfare an ostentatious display or flourish. 1
  • noun fanfare publicity or advertising. 1
  • noun fanfare A short ceremonial tune or flourish played on brass instruments, typically to introduce something or someone important. 1
  • noun fanfare trumpet announcement 1
  • noun fanfare showiness, fuss 1

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Origin of fanfare

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
1760-70; < French, expressive word akin to fanfaron fanfaron.

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Parts of speech for Fanfare


fanfare popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fanfare

noun fanfare

  • pomp — stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
  • shine — to give forth or glow with light; shed or cast light.
  • parade — a large public procession, usually including a marching band and often of a festive nature, held in honor of an anniversary, person, event, etc.
  • ballyhoo — You can use ballyhoo to refer to great excitement or anger about something, especially when you disapprove of it because you think it is unnecessary or exaggerated.
  • show — to cause or allow to be seen; exhibit; display.

Antonyms for fanfare

noun fanfare

  • concealment — Concealment is the state of being hidden or the act of hiding something.
  • hiding — the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.

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