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From Dharug garabara.



corroboree (plural corroborees)

  1. A nocturnal dance held by Australian Aborigines, for social, celebratory or warlike purposes.
    • 1988, Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked (Angus & Robertson 2005, p. 231):
      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
  2. A song or chant made for such a festivity.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter IV, p. 52, [1]
      He reached home, and lived long enough to hear the natives wailing in a Death Corroboree over his late comrade.
  3. Any noisy, late-night gathering or disturbance.

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