from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Midwestern & Western U.S. A noisy mock serenade for newlyweds. Also called regionally charivari, belling, horning, serenade.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The noisy banging of pots and pans as a mock serenade to a newly married couple, or similar occasion.
- n. Any loud cacophonous noise or hubbub.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A corruption of charivari.
- To salute with a mock serenade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
Alteration of charivari.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French charivari (Wiktionary)