flourish of trumpets

flourish of trumpets

A musical fanfare. And when I enter, I want to be accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, OK?
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Hence the applause was by no means general when the herald-at-arms proclaimed, after a flourish of trumpets, the names and styles of the knights who were prepared, for the honor of their country and for the love of their ladies, to hold the field against all who might do them the favor to run a course with them.
As the prince spoke, amid a loud flourish of trumpets and the shouting of the Gascon party, the last of the assailants rode gallantly into the lists.
Helen Della Delmar (proclaimed with a flourish of trumpets and rolling of tomtoms to be the greatest woman poet in the United States) denied Brissenden a seat beside her on Pegasus and wrote voluminous letters to the public, proving that he was no poet.
Solemn friends will warn them of the danger of the head's being turned by the flourish of trumpets, but they can afford to smile.
A flourish of trumpets was sounded as the King and Queen appeared on the balcony to crowds gathered on Exchange Flags.
With a flourish of trumpets Mr Barber announces 6d in the pound off income tax then proceeds to wipe a smile off our faces by putting a giant levy on the health service.
The gifts are presented with a flourish and one almost expects to hear a flourish of trumpets to announce the unveiling of these most precious gifts.
Launched with a flourish of trumpets in Paris last 13 July, in front of an audience of 43 heads of state, it has stumbled on persistent political problems.
With a flourish of trumpets, a horseman enters, his mount blindfolded and protected by thick padding.
When the 79-year-old pontiff, clad in white robes, stepped on the red-carpeted tarmac he was greeted by a flourish of trumpets from an Israeli honor guard.
She paraphrased thus: 'Courts and cities may well be hypocritical when, on the field of battle, the flourish of trumpets sounds in flattery.
Later, under fluttering banners on the beach of some church camp, the two sides gather with full retinue to sign a parchment with a flourish of trumpets (all right, a skirl of bagpipes) and a flurry of quill pens which will be sent to the respective alliances' archives as historic mementoes.
A flourish of trumpets and hundreds of guests added to the ceremony that officially welcomed the Conrad Indianapolis to the Circle City skyline.
Mehmet Ali Agca (who killed journalist Abdi Ipekci in 1979 and also shot and wounded late Pope John Paul II) was released after 30 years in prison, and he was welcomed with a flourish of trumpets in front of the prison building.