Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fanfare

2 senses of fanfare

Sense 1
ostentation, fanfare, flash -- (a gaudy outward display)
       => display -- (exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage")

Sense 2
flourish, fanfare, tucket -- ((music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare")
       => tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase -- (a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven")

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