Definition of corroboree in English:

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corroboree

Pronunciation: /kəˈräbərē/
Pronunciation: /kəˌräbəˈrē/

noun

1An Australian Aboriginal dance ceremony that may take the form of a sacred ritual or an informal gathering.
Example sentences
  • Missionaries ensured that Christian ceremonies replaced corroborees at mission stations.
  • And that's where we're going to have our discussions and have our corroborees and dance and traditional stuff like that.
  • Nearby, at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, visitors can learn how to throw a boomerang or to play the didgeridoo, before watching aboriginal dancers perform a corroboree.
1.1chiefly Australian A party or other social gathering, especially a lively one.
Example sentences
  • If it's not the sound of fighting and murder, it's corroborees all night to keep the neighbours up, the cops busy and the letters to the editor interesting.
  • Lehman is not discussing corroboree protocol or how to have a good time at a barbecue - the discussion is about how to properly write a history book.

Origin

From Dharuk garaabara, denoting a style of dancing.

Words that rhyme with corroboree

jobbery, robbery, slobbery, snobbery

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cor·rob·o·ree

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