[shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree, shuh-riv-uh-ree or, esp. British, shahr-uh-vahr-ee] /ˌʃɪv əˈri, ˈʃɪv əˌri, ʃəˌrɪv əˈri or, esp. British, ˌʃɑr əˈvɑr i/
noun, plural charivaris, verb (used with object), charivaried, charivariing.
[shiv-uh-ree, shiv-uh-ree] /ˌʃɪv əˈri, ˈʃɪv əˌri/
noun, verb (used with object), chivareed, chivareeing.
a discordant mock serenade to newlyweds, made with pans, kettles, etc
a confused noise; din
a US spelling of charivari
“rough music,” especially as a community way of expressing disapproval of a marriage match, 1735, from French charivari, from Old French chalivali “discordant noise made by pots and pans” (14c.), from Late Latin caribaria “a severe headache,” from Greek karebaria “headache,” from kare “head” + barys “heavy” (see grave (adj.)).
[chahyv] /tʃaɪv/ noun 1. a small bulbous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the leek and onion, having long, slender leaves that are used as a seasoning. /tʃaɪv/ noun 1. a small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc Also called chives n. […]
[chiv-ee] /ˈtʃɪv i/ verb (used with or without object), chivvied, chivvying, noun, plural chivvies. 1. . v. “harass,” 1918, from alternative form of chevy (1830) “to chase,” from a noun chevy (1824, also used as a hunting cry, c.1785), from chevy chase “a running pursuit,” probably from the “Ballad of Chevy Chase,” popular song from […]
[chev-ee] /ˈtʃɛv i/ British verb (used with object), chevied, chevying. 1. to chase; run after. 2. to harass; nag; torment. verb (used without object), chevied, chevying. 3. to race; scamper. noun, plural chevies. 4. a hunting cry. 5. a hunt, chase, or pursuit. 6. the game of prisoner’s base. [chiv-ee] /ˈtʃɪv i/ verb (used with […]
verb To relax: chiz for a while