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Synonyms for charivari

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

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In England, charivaris could "involve an element of social or political insubordination [.
84) Elements of charivari were adopted as forms of protest on the part of eighteenth-century London crowds as well; see for instance, Nicholas Rogers, "Popular Protest in Early Hanoverian London," Past & Present, 79 (May 1978), pp.
Assim como no charivari, o popular espetaculo da sociedade terrena, a disciplina do navio era momentaneamente relaxada, restando poucas barreiras entre o capitao e a tripulacao em festa.
Dans les mois qui suivent, ils emploient un eventail de manifestations publiques, y compris processions nocturnes, charivaris, emeutes et parades, afin d'intimider leurs rivaux economiques et faire pression pour le soutien de la collectivite en general.
Four years later, the council banned the "youth abbeys" and charivaris because they were getting out of hand.
Generally, charivaris were well documented in the historic record only when they went seriously wrong.
The reasons of misrule: Youth groups and charivaris in sixteenth century France.
The Tonneau riot thus bears a certain resemblance to the urban charivaris of earlier centuries, boisterous public rituals in which the young men of the community would censure aberrant marriages or the unjust actions of local notables.
Bellen-Geck', Cologne's Mardi-Gras personification, sang, riddled, recited and initiated charivaris.
She argues at one point (112) that popular charivaris punished wife-beaters in the nineteenth century; yet she admits later that the charivari that occurred after the Jackson case was against the wife, not the husband.
Charivaris and publicly-posted threats of violence, once popular means of enforcing community norms, gradually became turned against figures of political disapprobation.
Generations of historians have explored evening phenomena like bundling, charivaris, spinnestube, storytelling, witchcraft, fear of fire and fear of the dark.
Et, de l'Ile du Prince Edouard a la Colombie britannique, des charivaris (visites nocturnes a des couples de nouveaux maries, ou l'on fait le plus de bruit possible accompagne ou non de mechancetes traditionnelles) peuvent se derouler a la suite des noces.
As Ingram reminds us, charivaris "demonstrated a contrast between the hidden and the manifest, the private and the public: destroyers of privacy, they asserted the validity of a system of collective values which were stronger than the vagaries of individuals.
Similarly in Quebec, a less calamitous form of collective gathering -- charivaris -- served to enforce moral values when individuals exhibited aberrant behaviour or ran afoul of a community's social mores.