a variant of shivaree.
- Also chivaree, chivari [shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree] /ˌʃɪv əˈri, ˈʃɪv əˌri/ .
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How to use charivari in a sentence
If there was one there were fifty big locomotives waiting to charivari the McWilliams Special.The Nerve of Foley | Frank H. Spearman
At times, this produced a din of voices by no means pleasant to the ear; indeed, it was not unworthy of the name of charivari.San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams | Charles Paul de Kock
A charivari, even out here in this uncivilized section of the country, can hardly be dangerous.Lonesome Land | B. M. Bower
As a writer of drollery and scandal in the charivari, would it have been well if he had used his title as a badge?Paris under the Commune | John Leighton
No, never since French operas began, was there such a charivari heard.Classic French Course in English | William Cleaver Wilkinson
British Dictionary definitions for charivari
a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc
a confused noise; din
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