corroboree

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From Dharug garabara.

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corroboree (plural corroborees)

  1. A nocturnal dance held by Australian Aborigines, for social, celebratory or warlike purposes.
    • 1988: A hundred yards or so away the throaty beat of a didgeridoo drifted down from some ancient corroboree, a splendid accompaniment to the music of the night — Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked (Angus & Robertson 2005, p. 231)
  2. Any noisy, late-night gathering or disturbance.