- 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.
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