Charivari meaning

shĭvə-rē, shĭvə-rē
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The noisy banging of pots and pans as a mock serenade to a newly married couple, or similar occasion.
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Any loud, cacophonous noise or hubbub.
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Origin of charivari

  • French from Old French perhaps from Late Latin carībaria headache from Greek karēbariā karē head ker-1 in Indo-European roots barus heavy gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French charivari.

    From Wiktionary