Blare vs Caterwauling - What's the difference?

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Blare is a related term of caterwauling.

As nouns the difference between blare and caterwauling

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

As verbs the difference between blare and caterwauling

is that blare is to make a loud sound while caterwauling is .




(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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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sound that caterwauls.
  • * Eleanor H. Porter, Oh, Money! Money!
  • Now, I like a good tune what is a tune; but them caterwaulings and dirges that that chap Gray plays on that fiddle of his—gorry, Mr. Smith, I'd rather hear the old barn door at home squeak any day.