1. a flourish or short air played on trumpets or the like.
  2. an ostentatious display or flourish.
  3. publicity or advertising.


  1. a flourish or short tune played on brass instruments, used as a military signal, at a ceremonial event, etc
  2. an ostentatious flourish or display

c.1600, from French fanfare, from fanfarer “blow a fanfare,” perhaps echoic, or perhaps borrowed (with Spanish fanfarron “braggart,” and Italian fanfano “babbler”) from Arabic farfar “chatterer,” of imitative origin.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

49 queries 1.135