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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fanfare  \Fan"fare`\,  n.  [F.  Cf  {Fanfaron}.] 
  A  flourish  of  trumpets,  as  in  coming  into  the  lists,  etc.; 
  also  a  short  and  lively  air  performed  on  hunting  horns 
  during  the  chase. 
 
  The  fanfare  announcing  the  arrival  of  the  various 
  Christian  princes.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fanfare 
  n  1:  a  showy  outward  display  [syn:  {ostentation}] 
  2:  a  short  lively  tune  played  on  brass  instruments;  "he  entered 
  to  a  flourish  of  trumpets";  "her  arrival  was  greeted  with 
  a  rousing  fanfare"  [syn:  {flourish}] 




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