chivaree

chivaree

[shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree]
noun, verb (used with object), chivareed, chivareeing.
Also, chivari.
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charivari, esp (US) shivaree or esp (US) chivaree (ˌʃɑːrɪˈvɑːrɪ)
 
n
1.  a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc
2.  a confused noise; din
 
[C17: from French, from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from karē head + barus heavy]
 
shivaree, esp (US) shivaree or esp (US) chivaree
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from karē head + barus heavy]
 
chivaree, esp (US) shivaree or esp (US) chivaree
 
n
 
[C17: from French, from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from karē head + barus heavy]

chivaree (ˌʃɪvəˈriː, ˈʃɪvəˌriː)
 
n
a US spelling of charivari

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