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Definition of fanfare noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a short loud piece of music that is played to celebrate someone or something important arriving A fanfare of trumpets will sound for the arrival of the queen.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] a large amount of activity and discussion on television, in newspapers, etc. to celebrate someone or something The product was launched amid much fanfare worldwide. Despite the fanfare of publicity that accompanied its launch, his latest novel sold only a few hundred copies.
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