didgeridoo

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

Nearby words

  1. didelphic,
  2. dideoxycytidine,
  3. dideoxyinosine,
  4. diderot,
  5. diderot, denis,
  6. didicoy,
  7. didn't,
  8. dido,
  9. didot point system,
  10. didrachm

Origin of didgeridoo

First recorded in 1915–20; < an Aboriginal language of N Australia

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British Dictionary definitions for didgeridoo

didgeridoo

/ (ˌdɪdʒərɪˈduː) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for didgeridoo

didgeridoo

n.

1924, Australian, of imitative origin.

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