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fanfare

  

      n  
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  
     (C17: from French, back formation from fanfarer to play a flourish on trumpets; see fanfaronade)  
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fanfare

  
  
ballyhoo, fanfaronade, flourish, trump     (archaic)   trumpet call, tucket     (archaic)  

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fancy-free, fan, fanner, Fabre

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