blare

To blare means to crank up the volume — really LOUDly. Blare is what you do with your dance music if you want your neighbors to hate you.

The verb blare has ties to the Middle Dutch word bleren, meaning "to bleat, cry, bawl, shout." Blare describes a loud, harsh, unpleasant sound, something you associate with car horns on a busy city street at rush hour, sirens on a police car, or even music played at an unnecessarily high volume. A club is allowed to blare its dance music. But if you blare music at home? Your neighbors would probably consider that too loud.

DEFINITIONS OF: blare

1

v make a loud noise

“The horns of the taxis blared
Synonyms:
beep, claxon, honk, toot
Types:
tootle
play (a musical instrument) casually
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

v make a strident sound

Synonyms:
blast
Type of:
make noise, noise, resound
emit a noise

n a loud harsh or strident noise

Synonyms:
blaring, cacophony, clamor, clamour, din
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
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