- an assembly of Aborigines typified by singing and dancing, sometimes associated with traditional sacred rites.
- a social gathering, especially of a boisterous nature.
Origin of corroboree
Examples from the Web for corroboree
Historical Examples of corroboree
I suppose we can come and see your corroboree, if we like, Dugingi?Fern Vale (Volume 1)
The crowd fled in the direction of the scene of their corroboree, but they did not stop there.The Land of the Kangaroo
Thomas Wallace Knox
The Corroboree began after dark, and the men shouted, danced, and carried on a mimic war to the glare of blazing bonfires.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life
Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
The two factors upon which the later drama depends may be detected even in the corroboree of the Australians.Elements of Folk Psychology
And we plan a corroboree at the colony after the Warlock is down, when there will be some excellently practiced singing.Sand Doom
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- a native assembly of sacred, festive, or warlike character
- informal any noisy gathering