1.a group of musicians playing only brass and percussion instruments
2.(music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments"he entered to a flourish of trumpets" "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"
3.a gaudy outward display
advertisement, advertising, band, brass band, broadcasting, display, flash, flourish, flourish of trumpets, noise, ostentation, pageant, propaganda, publicity, sound of trumpets, tucket, wind band, silver band (British)