callathump
callathump callathump n. 1. a noisy boisterous parade.

Syn: callithump, callithump parade. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple.

Syn: shivaree, chivaree, charivari, callithump. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • callathump — Callithump Cal li*thump , n. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari. [U. S.] [Also spelled {callathump}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callathump — callathumpian, n., adj. /kal euh thump /, n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. a shivaree; callithump. * * * …   Universalium

  • callathump — noun 1. a noisy boisterous parade • Syn: ↑callithump, ↑callithump parade • Derivationally related forms: ↑callithumpian (for: ↑callithump) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • callithump — noun 1. a noisy boisterous parade • Syn: ↑callathump, ↑callithump parade • Derivationally related forms: ↑callithumpian • Hypernyms: ↑parade 2. a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple …   Useful english dictionary

  • Callithump — Cal li*thump , n. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari. [U. S.] [Also spelled {callathump}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Charivari — Cha*ri va*ri , n. [F.] A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult; called also {shivaree}. Syn: shivaree, charivari, callithump, callathump. [1913 Webster] Note: It was at first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivaree — n. a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple. Syn: shivaree, charivari, callithump, callathump. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shivaree — Charivari Cha*ri va*ri , n. [F.] A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult; called also {shivaree}. Syn: shivaree, charivari, callithump, callathump. [1913 Webster] Note: It was at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • callithump — callithumpian, adj., n. /kal euh thump /, n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S. 1. a shivaree. 2. Midwestern U.S. Also called callithump parade. a children s mummer s parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes. Also, callathump.… …   Universalium

  • belling — noun a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple • Syn: ↑shivaree, ↑chivaree, ↑charivari, ↑callithump, ↑callathump • Derivationally related forms: ↑callithumpian (f …   Useful english dictionary

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