fanfare

Fanfare is a loud, proud burst of something to get attention. If you open up a carpet store with one of those sky-sweeping lights, lots of balloons, and a brass band, you’re doing it with great fanfare.

Originally fanfare meant a short burst of music played by trumpeters, usually when someone important entered a room. But these days we describe anything as fanfare that has the same feeling as a burst of trumpets. If you’re a TV executive with a new show you think is going to be a big hit, roll it out with fanfare–—ad campaigns, billboards, celebrity parties!

Primary Meanings of fanfare

1.
n
(music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
2.
n
a gaudy outward display
Full Definitions of fanfare
1

n (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

“her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare
Synonyms:
flourish, tucket
Type of:
air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
2

n a gaudy outward display

Synonyms:
flash, ostentation
Types:
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bluster, bravado
a swaggering show of courage
exhibitionism
extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
ritz
ostentatious display of elegance
splurge
an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
pedantry
an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
Type of:
display
exhibiting openly in public view

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