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definition of the word charivari

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From French charivari.

Singular
charivari

Plural
uncountable

charivari (uncountable)

  1. The noisy banging of pots and pans as a mock serenade to a newly married couple, or similar occasion.
  2. Any loud cacophonous noise or hubbub.


Perhaps Latin caribaria, from carivaria, perhaps from Ancient Greek καρηβάρεια (karēbareia), headache).

charivari m. (plural charivaris)

  1. charivari, shivaree; racket, rumpus
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