1. a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
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How To Use charivari In A Sentence

  • Dans son jardin «magique», un cabanon fait office de temple et de cabinet de consultation : un charivari mystico-ésotérique tendu de rouge, un bric-à-brac saturé d'encens, de statuettes païennes et religieuses, de pentacles et de bougies. Carmen : The Last Witch
  • Such a charivari as ensued, for just as my tugs at the alarm-bell began to take effect, the clock struck twelve, and the waits set up outside my window in quavering tones, with their teeth chattering from the cold, an old-fashioned lilt. A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters
  • In the universities of Southern France, the marriage of resident doctors and students was also contemplated, and the statutes of the University of Aix contain a table of charges payable as "charivari" by a rector, Life in the Medieval University
  • Charivari drink Rioja the dodger Could a crafty change of grape mean a change in fortune?
  • The charivari is a custom that the Canadians got from the French, in the Roughing It in the Bush
  • What we need to do is redevelop charivaris, shaming rituals, to show them their behaviour is just not acceptable.
  • It is related to other means of social control that arise in communities, such as charivari, riding the rail, and tarring and feathering. Main RSS Feed
  • Athough skimmingtons and charivaris differed from place to place, they all contained similar elements.
  • Dan was full of a wild idea that we should all meet them at the gate, armed with cowbells and tin-pans, and "charivari" them up the lane. The Golden Road
  • It seems they made a dreadful charivari at the village boundary, threw a quantity of spell-bearing objects over the border, a buffalo's skull and other things; then branded a chamur -- what you would call a currier -- on his hinder parts and drove him and a number of pigs over into Jelbo's village. Under the Deodars
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