Meaning of shivaree

shiv•a•ree

Pronunciation: (shiv"u-rē'), [key]
— n., v., -reed, -ree•ing.
—n.
  1. a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple; charivari.
  2. an elaborate, noisy celebration.
—v.t.
  1. to serenade with a shivaree.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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