charivari

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Charivari \Cha*ri'va*ri"\, noun [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.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

charivari

noun

1: a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple [syn: {shivaree}, {chivaree}, {charivari}, {callithump}, {callathump}, {belling}]

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