a- (“in such a manner”) + blare (“blaring”)
ablare (comparative more ablare, superlative most ablare)
- 1916, Charles Wharton Stork, “Sea Song” in Sea and Bay: A Poem of New England, New York: John Lane, p. 71,
- He’ll dock with flags a-flutter, bands a-blare.
- 1959, “Charge!”, Time, 3 August, 1959,
- Market Street intersections were ablare with car radios tuned to “the game.”
- 1998, Sam Dillon, “Early Bird Begins Mexico’s 2000 Presidential Race,” New York Times, 11 May, 1998,
- The tropical night air on Saturday is ablare with the oompahs of a brass band, street lights abuzz with bugs, and thousands of Maya Indian farmers are jammed into a colonial plaza waiting for Vicente Fox Quesada.
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 4