1. a gaudy outward display

Similar word(s): flash, ostentation

Definition categories: communication, display

2. (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments

- her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare

Similar word(s): flourish, tucket

Definition categories: communication, air, line, melody, strain, tune

Sentences with fanfare as a noun:

- They played a short fanfare to announce the arrival of the king.

- The town opened the new library with fanfare and a speech from the mayor.