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!

Definitions of fanfare
  1. noun
    (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments
    “her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare
    synonyms: flourish, tucket
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    air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune
    a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  2. noun
    a gaudy outward display
    synonyms: flash, ostentation
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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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