corroboree

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noun cor·rob·o·ree \kə-ˈrȯ-bə-rē, -ˈrä-\

Definition of corroboree

  1. 1 :  a nocturnal festivity with songs and symbolic dances by which the Australian aborigines celebrate events of importance

  2. 2 Australian a :  a noisy festivity b :  tumult

Examples of corroboree in a sentence

  1. <quite a corroboree when Britain's royal couple paid a visit to Sydney>

Origin and Etymology of corroboree

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) garaabara


First Known Use: 1811


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