Definition of fanfare:
pretentiousness, split second, blink of an eye, trice, pomposity, demonstration, jiffy, inflation, flash, newsbreak, puffiness, news bulletin, ostentatiousness, photoflash, ostentation, wink, newsflash, flashgun, hoopla, display, instant, brandish, advertising, flare, flash lamp, flash bulb, flourish, pompousness, twinkling, heartbeat, flashing, splashiness, flashbulb, tucket.
And Lady Marabout, though she was the most amiable lady in Christendom, was not exempt from a feeling of longing for a stone to roll to the door of her enemy's stronghold, or a flourish of trumpets to silence the boastful and triumphant fanfare that was perpetually sounding at sight of her defeats from her opponent's ramparts.- "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.
- "The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912", Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone.
- "The Reckoning", Robert W. Chambers.