Definition of shivaree in English:

shivaree

noun

US
historical
  • A noisy mock serenade performed by a group of people to celebrate a marriage or mock an unpopular person.

    ‘the melodious echo of wedding bells was later drowned out by the irreverent cacophony of a shivaree’

Origin

Early 19th century: form of charivari.

Pronunciation

shivaree

/ˌSHivəˈrē//ˌʃɪvəˈri/