- a musical instrument of Australian Aborigines made from a long wooden tube that is blown into to create a low drone.
Origin of didgeridoo
First recorded in 1915–20; < an Aboriginal language of N Australia
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- music a deep-toned native Australian wind instrument made from a long hollowed-out piece of wood
C20: imitative of its sound
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Word Origin and History for didgeridoo
1924, Australian, of imitative origin.
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