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shivaree

[shiv-uh-ree] /ˌʃɪv əˈri/
noun
1.
a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple; charivari.
2.
Informal. an elaborate, noisy celebration.
verb (used with object), shivareed, shivareeing.
3.
to serenade with a shivaree.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; alteration of Mississippi Valley French, French charivari charivari
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British Dictionary definitions for shivaree

charivari

/ˌʃɑːrɪˈvɑːrɪ/
noun
1.
a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc
2.
a confused noise; din
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Late Latin caribaria headache, from Greek karēbaria, from karē head + barus heavy

shivaree

/ˌʃɪvəˈriː/
noun (US & Canadian)
1.
a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc
2.
a confused noise; din
Also (esp dialect) charivari
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Word Origin and History for shivaree
shivaree
1843, alteration of charivari (1735), from Fr. charivari, from O.Fr. chalivali "discordant noise made by pots and pans," from L.L. caribaria "a severe headache," from Gk. karebaria "headache," from kare "head" + barys "heavy" (see grave (adj.)).
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