corroboree

or cor·rob·bo·ree

[kuh-rob-uh-ree]
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noun Australian.

an assembly of Aborigines typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites.
a social gathering, especially of a boisterous nature.

Nearby words

  1. corrival,
  2. corroborant,
  3. corroborate,
  4. corroboration,
  5. corroborative,
  6. corrode,
  7. corrody,
  8. corrosion,
  9. corrosive,
  10. corrosive sublimate

Origin of corroboree

First recorded in 1793, corroboree is from the Dharuk word ga-ra-ba-ra dance

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British Dictionary definitions for corroboree

corroboree

noun Australian

a native assembly of sacred, festive, or warlike character
informal any noisy gathering

Word Origin for corroboree

C19: from a native Australian language

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