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callithump (serenade)

Definition:

a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Related to:

callithumpian

Plural:

callithumps

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

belling | callathump | charivari [Britain] | chivaree [North America] | horning | shivaree [North America]

Etymology:

back-formation from callithumpian, adjective, alteration of English dialect...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

All senses of callithump...

Definition references

American Heritage Dictionary:

shivaree [Midwestern & Western U.S] | charivari [regional, synonym] | belling [regional, synonym] | horning [regional, synonym] | serenade [regional, synonym] | charivaris [regional, plural]

A noisy mock serenade for newlyweds. (6 of 226 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shivaree

Collins Dictionary:

shivaree | charivari | chivaree [United States] | din [synonym, sense-specific]

a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc | a confused noise; din | a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with ... (23 of 224 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shivaree

Wikipedia:

Shivaree [disambiguation]

may refer to: Shivaree (custom), a clamorous salutation made to a newlywed couple | During the 1970s, in the Midwest, young people altered the practice of Shivaree, to mean a forced separation of the bride and groom on their wedding night. Shivaree ... (41 of 161 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Shivaree

Random House Dictionary:

shivaree | shivareed [past tense] | shivareeing [present participle] | belling [middle United States, sense-specific] | charivari [middle United States, sense-specific] | charivaris [plural] | charivaried [past tense] | charivariing [present participle] | chivaree [present participle] | ...

a mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple; charivari. | [informal] an elaborate, noisy ... (21 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/shivaree

New World Dictionary:

shivaree

a noisy demonstration or celebration; especially, a mock serenade with kettles, horns, etc. to a couple on their wedding night; charivari | to ... (22 of 33 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shivaree

Merriam-Webster:

shivaree

a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple (9 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shivaree

Wiktionary:

shivaree | charivari [British, sense-specific]

The noisy banging of pots and pans as a mock serenade to a newly married couple, or similar occasion. | Any loud cacophonous noise or hubbub. (25 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shivaree

Oxford Dictionary:

charivari [historical] | charivaris [plural] | shivaree [United States]

a cacophonous mock serenade, typically performed by a group of people in derision of an unpopular person or in celebration of a marriage | a series of ... (26 of 73 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/charivari

charivari | charivaris [plural] | shivaree

Syllabification: (chari·va·ri) | [historical] | a cacophonous mock serenade, typically performed by a group of people in derision of an unpopular ... (19 of 64 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/charivari

Macmillan British Dictionary:

horn [verb] | horned [past tense] | horned in [past tense] | horning [present participle] | horning in [present participle] | horns [3rd-person singular present] | horns in [3rd-person singular present] | horn in [I/you/we/they, related]

horn in [intransitive, informal] to try to become involved in something that other people do not want you to be involved in (22 of 85 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/horn 15

Britannica Encyclopedia:

serenata [vocal music]

plural serenatas or serenate, form of 18th-century vocal music combining many features of cantata, oratorio, and opera. Use of the term extends back ... (23 of 247 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/535461​/serenata

Columbia Encyclopedia:

serenade

term used to designate several types of musical composition. Opera and song literature yield numerous examples of the serenade sung or played by a ... (24 of 135 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0844483​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

serenade [entry 1]

to play a piece of music or sing for someone, especially for a woman while standing outside her house at night (21 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/serenade 1

serenade [entry 2]

a song or piece of music sung or played for someone | a piece of gentle classical music in several parts (20 of 27 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/serenade 2

Encarta Dictionary:

shivaree | shivarees [plural] | charivaris [British, plural] | horning [northeastern United States]

a noisy mock-serenade to wish newlyweds well, involving the banging of saucepans, kettles, and other objects (16 of 38 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735429​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Merriam-Webster:

callithump

First use: 1950

Origin: back-formation from callithumpian, adjective, alteration of English dialect gallithumpian disturber of order at elections in 18th century

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/callithump

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Callithump

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Callithump"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Callithump"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Callithump

callathump

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "callathump"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "callathump"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/callathump

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

callithump

Audio: North American pronunciation of "callithump"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=callit​01 word=callithump

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