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Meaning of CHARIVARI

Pronunciation:  shu`rivu'ree

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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