Bloom vs Blare - What's the difference?

bloom | blare |

As nouns the difference between bloom and blare

is that bloom is while blare is (usually singular) a loud sound.

As a verb blare is

to make a loud sound.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) blome, from (etyl) ). More at .


(en noun)
  • A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
  • * Prescott
  • the rich blooms of the tropics
  • Flowers, collectively.
  • (uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.
  • The cherry trees are in bloom .
  • * Milton
  • sight of vernal bloom
  • A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.
  • the bloom of youth
  • * Hawthorne
  • Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom , a more delicate and briefer beauty.
  • The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
  • Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
  • * Thackeray
  • a new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it
  • The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
  • A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.
  • (Knight)
  • (mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.
  • the rose-red cobalt bloom
  • A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.
  • Synonyms
    * (flower of a plant ): blossom, flower * (opening of flowers ): blossom, flower * (anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness ): flush, glow
    Derived terms
    * bloom is off the rose * bloomy * in bloom

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


    (en verb)
  • To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
  • * Hooker
  • Charitable affection bloomed them.
  • To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
  • (Milton)
  • * Keats
  • While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.
  • Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.
  • * Milton
  • A flower which once / In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, / Began to bloom .
  • (figuratively) Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.
  • * Logan
  • A better country blooms to view, / Beneath a brighter sky.
    * (produce blooms) blossom, flower * (flourish) blossom, flourish, thrive
    Derived terms
    * bloomer * late bloomer

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl)


    (en noun)
  • The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
  • * 1957 , H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry , p. 26:
  • These metallic bodies gradually increasing in volume finally conglomerate into a larger mass, the bloom , which is extracted from the furnace with tongs.




    (en noun)
  • (usually singular) A loud sound.
  • I can hardly hear you over the blare of the radio.
  • *'>citation
  • Dazzling, often garish, brilliance.
  • Verb

  • To make a loud sound.
  • The trumpet blaring in my ears gave me a headache.
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  • To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.
  • * Tennyson
  • To blare its own interpretation.


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