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  • n. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns and other discordant noises.
  • n. A burlesque serenade; a charivari.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To treat to a callithumpian concert.
  • n. A charivari (which see).

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
  • n. a noisy boisterous parade

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  • Oooh, a which see.

    July 14, 2014

  • They "march" in a pulsating clump;
     Play "tunes" to make deaf turtles jump.
    Their intent is satirical
    And not really lyrical
    For music is mocked by a callithump.

    July 14, 2014