callithumpian

Related to callithumpian: shivaree

callithumpian

(ˌkæləˈθʌmpɪən)
adj
informal US relating to or resembling a callithump

callithumpian

a participant in a noisy mock serenade, as a charivari.
See also: Performing
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Adj.1.callithumpian - of or relating to a callithump
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The evenings feature fabulous programs performed by the faculty and the ensemble-in-residence Callithumpian Consort.
New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor.
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This was the tradition of carnival - charivaris, mumming, callithumpian bands - whose raucous carryings-on symbolically challenged the social order.