or did·jer·i·doo

[ dij-uh-ree-doo, dij-uh-ree-doo ]
/ ˌdɪdʒ ə riˈdu, ˈdɪdʒ ə riˌdu /
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noun, plural did·ger·i·doos.

a Australian Aboriginal musical instrument made from a long wooden tube that is blown into to create a low drone.



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Origin of didgeridoo

First recorded in 1915–20; from an Aboriginal language of northern Australia
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British Dictionary definitions for didgeridoo

/ (ˌdɪdʒərɪˈduː) /


music a deep-toned native Australian wind instrument made from a long hollowed-out piece of wood

Word Origin for didgeridoo

C20: imitative of its sound
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