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Meaning of CHARIVARI

Pronunciation:  shu`rivu'ree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
 

CHARIVARI is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: belling, callathump, callithump, chivaree, shivaree
 
 See Also: serenade

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cha*ri`va*ri"\, n. [F.]
A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin
horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult.

Note: It was at first performed before the house of any
      person of advanced age who married a second time.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bedlam, Bedlam let loose, blast, bobbery, brawl, brouhaha, chirm, clamor, clangor, clap, clatter, commotion, din, discord, donnybrook, drunken brawl, dustup, flap, fracas, free-for-all, hell broke loose, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, jangle, loud noise, noise, noise and shouting, outcry, pandemonium, racket, rattle, rhubarb, riding, roar, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, shindy, shivaree, thunder, thunderclap, tintamarre, tumult, uproar
 

 

 

 

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