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Meaning of j'ouvert in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD J'OUVERT

From French jour ouvert the day having been opened.
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PRONUNCIATION OF J'OUVERT

ˈʒuːvɛət play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF J'OUVERT

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WHAT DOES J'OUVERT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

J'ouvert

J'ouvert is a large street party during Carnival in the eastern Caribbean region. J'ouvert is a contraction of the French jour ouvert, or dawn/day break. J'ouvert is celebrated on many islands, including Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sint Maarten, Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. It is also a feature of New York City's West Indian Day Parade held on Labor Day, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn and Notting Hill Carnival in London, both areas that have a large Caribbean ex-pat communities. The celebration involves calypso/soca bands and their followers dancing through the streets. The festival starts well before dawn and peaks a few hours after sunrise. Carnival was introduced to Trinidad by French settlers in 1783, a time of slavery. Banned from the masquerade balls of the French, the slaves would stage their own mini-carnivals in their backyards — using their own rituals and folklore, but also imitating and sometimes mocking their masters’ behavior at the masquerade balls.

definitionDefinition of j'ouvert in the English dictionary

The definition of j'ouvert in the dictionary is the eve of Mardi gras; the Monday morning on which the festivities begin.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE J'OUVERT

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WORDS RELATING TO «J'OUVERT»

j'ouvert ouvert parade july large street party during carnival eastern caribbean region contraction french jour dawn break celebrated many islands including trinidad tobago celebrations what jouvert morning pronounced derived from patois means daybreak marks official start cosmetics home best sellers face eyes lips gifts palettes about account afrohairshow cream blush lash mascara exclusive events gift card monday night committee spicemas devils disappear with rising making traditional fancy pageant each parish cocoa crew dcocoacrewtt devilz sold thanks loyal friends your continued support look forward another fantastic time road true open almost ritualistic darker elements island folklore history

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J´Ouvert
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j´ouvert
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «J'OUVERT»

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Forty Years of Steel: An Annotated Discography of Steel Band ...
140 Jouvert 69 [see J'Ouvert 69] 1 19 J'Ouvert '69 [see J'Ouvert 69] 121, 127, 167 J'Ouvert 69 [see also Jourvert '69; Jouvert 69; J'Ouvert '69] (w.m. Aldwin Roberts) Joy To The World [see also Children's Christmas] (w. Isaac Watts, m. hymn ...
autorJeffrey Ross Thomas, 1992
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Articles on Trinidad and Tobago Culture, Including: ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
autorHephaestus Books, 2011
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Bacchanal!: The Carnival Culture of Trinidad
Once you fall in with a J'Ouvert band, you soon take on their darkened, ripped up demeanour. J'Ouvert is the closest remaining link to the 'ole mas' of the post- emancipation days of the mid-1 800s, when former slaves ridiculed their plight with ...
autorPeter Mason, 1998
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J'ouvert Morning: Selected Poems
J'ouvert Morning is a collection of poems that centers around the theme of love.
autorEsther Slade, 2013
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Bacchanalian Sentiments: Musical Experiences and Political ...
J'ouvert is the time of individual masqueraders making political points. This involves people dressing up in idiosyncratic costumes, often carrying placards that make important social points. In addition, J'ouvert morning is the morning of the ...
autorKevin K. Birth, 2008
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Island Sounds in the Global City: Caribbean Popular Music ...
Earl King, one of the organizers of these early J'Ouvert events, recalls that one Labor Day morning around three a.m., some time in the late 1980s, the bands began to spontaneously move up Bedford Avenue to Empire Boulevard and down ...
autorRay Allen, Lois Wilcken, 1998
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The Steelband Movement: The Forging of a National Art in ...
A bomb was a tune that a band prepared for J'Ouvert with the objective of surprising and impressing other bands with its musical ability. The practice appears to have originated with All Stars, who in the 1940s came out for J'Ouvert playing ...
autorStephen Stuempfle, 1995
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Articles on Caribbean Culture, Including: Calypso Music, ...
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autorHephaestus Books, 2011
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Tobago Adventure Guide
Monday Morning, J'Ouvert Monday's Carnival events begin with J'Ouvert ( pronounced JOO-vay, and also spelled Jouvay). This is the time for “mud mas," a masquerade of colored mud, and for the more outrageous portrayals in a competition ...
autorKathleen O'Donnell, 2013
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Beckoning Bullard
Shawn's. J'ouvert. Connections. T. he first big day for Carnival revelers was about to break. Masqueraders were heading to the big city to join theirJ'ouvert bands. Costumes made of very skimpy pieces of cloth were worn by the masqueraders ...
autorD. F. Les Pierre-Luke, 2014
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «J'OUVERT»

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Pan Am arts events share culture with Scarborough
The mural party may seem a bit tame compared to the next art event, J'ouvert & Carnival on the Pathway, on Saturday, July 25. Lasting from 1 ... «insideTORONTO.com, Jul 15»
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Steel-Pan Bands in Brooklyn Struggle to Find Rehearsal Space
Such moves will make it more arduous to transport instruments to Panorama and J'ouvert, band members said, and have separated bands from ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Wanted: Volunteers for Huddersfield Carnival 2015
The regular Friday night J'ouvert parade has been replaced with a Glow Parade at 9pm at the Carnival Arts Centre on Westgate which will ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Jul 15»
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Another bright idea
LumiNation follows the common format of all-inclusive drinks, but deviates from there, dipping into the carnival J'Ouvert culture of painting and ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
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Island Happenings (July 2, 2015)
USVI: The St. John Festival J'ouvert starts around sunrise from the St. John National Park, and a parade will follow. Puerto Rico: The Humacao ... «BVI Beacon, Jul 15»
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A colourful 3D-X
BACCHANAL 3D-X Summer J'Ouvert on Saturday night at Mas Camp, St Andrew, kicked off the summer party season right, providing the billed ... «Jamaica Observer, Jun 15»
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Music and paint at 3D-X
Bacchanal 3D-X Summer J'Ouvert kicked off the summer party season in fine style on Saturday night as bacchanal lovers turned out in droves ... «Jamaica Gleaner, Jun 15»
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3D-X SUMMER J'OUVERT set to sizzle
ORGANISERS of Bacchanal 3D-X Summer J'ouvert are set to serve up another "spectacular" event at Mas Camp in St Andrew on Saturday. «Jamaica Observer, Jun 15»
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London's first Caribbean Carnival?
A surviving printed programme for The First Caribbean Carnival in London shows that it had calypso, steelband, mas, and even J'Ouvert. «Trinidad Guardian, Jun 15»
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Pastor stands by criticism of Heroes Weekend
A Front Street soca party, which drew a crowd of 5,000, an early morning j'ouvert, a Caribbean carnival-style parade and a raft-up were among ... «Royal Gazette, Jun 15»
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