didgeridoo

[dij-uh-ree-doo, dij-uh-ree-doo]
noun, plural didgeridoos.
a musical instrument of Australian Aborigines made from a long wooden tube that is blown into to create a low drone.
Also, didjeridoo.


Origin:
1915–20; < an Aboriginal language of N Australia

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didgeridoo (ˌdɪdʒərɪˈduː)
 
n
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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didgeridoo
1924, Australian, of imitative origin.
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didgeridoo

wind instrument in the form of a straight wooden trumpet. The instrument is made from a hollow tree branch, traditionally eucalyptus wood or ironwood, and is about 1.5 metres (5 feet) long. Decorated ceremonial varieties, however, may be two or three times longer. Modern instruments may be made from a metal or plastic tube

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