chivaree
chivaree 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] ||


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  • Chivaree — A chivaree is a noisy, mock serenade to newlyweds, followed by a party. Newlyweds were not properly accepted as a married couple in many North American communities until they had taken part in their chivaree.The location of the chivaree was the… …   Wikipedia

  • chivaree — /shiv euh ree , shiv euh ree /, n., v.t., chivareed, chivareeing. shivaree. Also, chivari. * * * …   Universalium

  • chivaree — n. raucous mock serenade made to a newly married couple by banging pans and kettles …   English contemporary dictionary

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

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  • Charivari — This is an article about the folk custom. For the historical magazine, see Le Charivari. Charivari (or shivaree or chivaree, also called rough music ) is the term for a French folk custom in which the community gave a noisy, discordant mock… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Shivaree — A shivaree, or charivari, or chivaree is a North American term for a clamorous salutation made to a newlywed couple by an assembled crowd of neighbours and friends.Shivaree may also refer to:* Shivaree (band), an American band formed in 1999 *… …   Wikipedia

  • charivari — /shiv euh ree , shiv euh ree , sheuh riv euh ree / or, esp. Brit., /shahr euh vahr ee/, n., pl. charivaris, v.t., charivaried, charivariing. shivaree. Also, chivaree, chivari. [ < F, MF, of obscure orig.; said to be < LL caribaria headache < Gk… …   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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