blare vs toot what difference

what is difference between blare and toot

English

Etymology

From Middle English bleren, from Middle Dutch bleren (to bleat, cry, bawl, shout) (Dutch blèren). Possibly ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁- (to bleat, cry). Compare Dutch blaren.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /blɛə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
  • Homophones: blair, Blair

Noun

blare (countable and uncountable, plural blares)

  1. A loud sound.
    I can hardly hear you over the blare of the radio.
  2. Dazzling, often garish, brilliance.

Translations

Verb

blare (third-person singular simple present blares, present participle blaring, simple past and past participle blared)

  1. (intransitive) To make a loud sound.
    The trumpet blaring in my ears gave me a headache.
  2. (transitive) To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Lancelot and Elaine
      to blare its own interpretation
    • 2014, Nick Arnold, Horrible Science: Body Owner’s Handbook (page 159)
      Police helicopters blared loudspeaker warnings about the smelly man.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Alber, Baler, Laber, Rabel, abler, baler, belar, blear

Afrikaans

Noun

blare

  1. plural of blaar

Dalmatian

Verb

blare

  1. Alternative form of vular

Dutch

Verb

blare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of blaren


English

Etymology 1

Probably onomatopoetic in origin, compare Dutch toeteren (to blow a horn) and German tuten (to blow a horn).

Alternative forms

  • tout (in some verb senses only)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tuːt/
  • IPA(key): /tʊt/ (in sense of “rubbish, tat”)
  • Rhymes: -uːt
  • Rhymes: -ʊt

Noun

toot (countable and uncountable, plural toots)

  1. The noise of a horn or whistle.
  2. (by extension, informal) A fart; flatus.
  3. (uncountable, slang) Cocaine.
  4. (countable, slang) A portion of cocaine that a person snorts.
    • 1981, New York Magazine (volume 14, number 35, page 30)
      So he took a toot. A couple of days later he did another, then another. Soon Harry was using more coke than he had done in his whole life.
  5. (informal) A spree of drunkness.
  6. (informal, uncountable, pronounced /tʊt/) Rubbish; tat.
  7. (Internet) A message on the social networking software Mastodon.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

toot (third-person singular simple present toots, present participle tooting, simple past and past participle tooted)

  1. To stand out, or be prominent.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Howell to this entry?)
  2. To peep; to look narrowly.
    • November 9, 1550, Hugh Latimer, A Sermon preached at Stamford
      In the court, in the noblemen’s houses, at every merchant’s house, those Observants were spying, tooting, and looking, watching and prying, what they might hear or see against the see of Rome.
  3. To see; to spy.
  4. (slang) To flatulate.
  5. To make the sound of a horn or whistle.
  6. To cause a horn or whistle to make its sound.
  7. (intransitive) Of a queen bee: to make a high-pitched sound during certain stages of development.
    Coordinate terms: quack, pipe
  8. (slang) To go on a drinking binge.
  9. (slang) To snort (a recreational drug).
    • 2008, Robert L. Glover, Street Corner Symphony: An American Story (page 65)
      I had graduated from the simple tooting cocaine up my nose to smoking it, which was a completely different experience and animal.
  10. (Internet) To post a message on a Mastodon instance (a self-hosted version of the networking software).
Synonyms
  • (to fart): See Thesaurus:flatulate
  • (to sound a trumpet etc.): poop (obsolete)
Derived terms

Translations

Etymology 2

Perhaps a contraction of toilet.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʊt/
  • Rhymes: -ʊt

Noun

toot (plural toots)

  1. (Australia, slang) A toilet.

See also

  • toot plant
  • toot suite

Anagrams

  • Otto, Toto, otto, toto

Westrobothnian

Etymology

Cognate with Swedish tota, dial. tåta.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ùːt

Verb

toot (preterite totä)

  1. (with dill) To attempt; to try to imitate as best you can; mimic.

See also

  • töt

References


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