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didgeridoo

or did·jer·i·doo

[dij-uh-ree-doo, dij-uh-ree-doo]
noun, plural did·ger·i·doos.
  1. a musical instrument of Australian Aborigines 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; < an Aboriginal language of N Australia
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British Dictionary definitions for didgeridoo

didgeridoo

noun
  1. music a deep-toned native Australian wind instrument made from a long hollowed-out piece of wood
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Word Origin

C20: imitative of its sound
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Word Origin and History for didgeridoo

n.

1924, Australian, of imitative origin.

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