Definition of corroboree :
1. A festivity or social gathering, esp. one of a noisy or uproarious character; hence, tumult; uproar.
2. A nocturnal festivity with which the Australian aborigines celebrate tribal events of importance. Symbolic dances are given by the young men of the tribe, while the women act as musicians.
3. A song or chant made for such a festivity.
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- I asked, and was told that " 'Jimmy' mak'm good fellow corroboree." - "Tropic Days", E. J. Banfield.
- Where the Melbourne University now stands, a few miserable Australian blacks would meet and hold a corroboree; but, except it might be a refugee bush- ranger from Sydney, there was not a white man in all Victoria. - "A Boy's Voyage Round the World", The Son of Samuel Smiles.
- While at Port Darwin Mr. Dashwood very kindly arranged a Corroboree for us. - "Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life", Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey.