chivaree


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chivaree

(ˌʃɪvəˈriː; ˈʃɪvəˌriː)
n
a US spelling of charivari
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Noun1.chivaree - 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
References in classic literature ?
"Well, it's the only chance we'll have to chivaree them," grumbled Dan.
Seton lives in Halifax and they NEVER chivaree people there.
Alice and friends were played by performers from Chivaree Circus.
These careen from the "chivaree" (Cornell 18; see also Davis-Fisch in this issue) to the "bee"--one the "rough music" of public humiliation and the other a celebratory community work party, generally held with food and drink, and "a variety of games and gymnastics" (Strickland 37).