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informal US a noisy band or parade
[C19: a humorous coinage]
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|Noun||1.||callithump - a noisy boisterous parade|
parade - a ceremonial procession including people marching
|2.||callithump - a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple|
serenade - a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman