• Definition for "charivari"
    • Regional See shivaree. See Local Note at shivaree.
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    • Regional Note: Shivaree is the most…
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charivari definition

  • noun:
    • Regional See shivaree. See Local Note at shivaree.
    • Local See shivaree. See Local Note at shivaree.
    • The noisy banging of pans and pots as a mock serenade to a newly hitched couple, or comparable event.
    • The noisy banging of pans and pots as a mock serenade to a newly married couple, or similar event.
    • Any loud, cacophonous noise or hubbub.
    • Any noisy, cacophonous noise or hubbub.
    • A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin horns, etc., built to annoy and insult; -- called in addition shivaree.
    • A mock serenade of discordant noises, created using kettles, tin horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult; -- called additionally shivaree.
    • A mock serenade, with kettles, horns, etc., meant as an annoyance or insult.
    • A mock serenade, with kettles, horns, etc., intended as an annoyance or insult.
    • [capitalized] title of a satirical log founded in Paris in 1832.
    • [capitalized] The name of a satirical log created in Paris in 1832.
    • a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
    • a noisy mock serenade (created by banging pans and kettles) to a newly hitched couple
  • others:
    • to take care of to a charivari.
    • To treat to a charivari.
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