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1. An Australian Aboriginal dance festival held at night, especially in celebration of an important event.
a. A large, noisy celebration.
b. A great tumult; a disturbance.
[From Dharuk garabari.]
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1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a native assembly of sacred, festive, or warlike character
2. informal any noisy gathering
[C19: from a native Australian language]
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or cor•rob•bo•ree(kəˈrɒb ə ri)
n., pl. -rees. Australian.
1. an assembly of Aborigines typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites.
2. a boisterous social gathering.
[1793; < Dharuk ga-ra-ba-ra dance]
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corroboree- A large, noisy gathering.
See also related terms for noisy.
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Corroboreea hilarious assembly, based on the Australian dance, 1793.
Examples: large chattering corrobories . . . of kingfishers, 1885; of lyrebirds, 1892.
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