shivaree

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EtymologyEdit

French charivari

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NounEdit

shivaree ‎(plural shivarees)

  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.

VerbEdit

shivaree ‎(third-person singular simple present shivarees, present participle shivareeing, simple past and past participle shivareed)

  1. (transitive) To serenade (a newly married couple) with the noisy banging of pots and pans.
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