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Charivari  n.  A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult; called also shivaree.
Synonyms: shivaree, charivari, callithump, callathump. Note: It was at first performed before the house of any person of advanced age who married a second time.

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"Charivari" Quotes from Famous Books

... stamped—with good humour, good taste, and good jokes. Observe: "PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, price Threepence," is on the cover. Several spurious imitations are abroad, at a reduced price, the effects of which ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete • Various

Words linked to "Charivari" :   chivaree, shivaree, callithump, belling

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