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corroboree

[kuh-rob-uh-ree] /kəˈrɒb ə ri/
noun, Australian
1.
an assembly of Aborigines typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites.
2.
a social gathering, especially of a boisterous nature.
Also, corrobboree.
Origin
1793
1793; < Dharuk ga-ra-ba-ra dance
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corroboree

/kəˈrɒbərɪ/
noun (Austral)
1.
a native assembly of sacred, festive, or warlike character
2.
(informal) any noisy gathering
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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