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  • the noisy banging of pots and pans as a mock serenade to a newly married couple, or similar occasion; any loud cacophanous noise or hubbub
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



||Cha*ri`va*ri" (?), n. [F.] A mock serenade of discordant noises, made with kettles, tin horns, etc., designed to annoy and insult.

&fist; It was at first performed before the house of any person of advanced age who married a second time.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Chariva`ri, a satirical journal, such as the English Punch; originally a discordant mock serenade.
- Wikipedia



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