Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A musical instrument of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, consisting of a long hollow branch or stick that makes a deep drone when blown into.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of didgeridoo.

Etymologies

Imitative of its sound.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Several alternate spellings. A musical instrument of the Australian Aborigines, consisting of a long tube made from bamboo or a hollow sapling which is blown into to produce a resonant sound.

    "Only the didgeridoo, the native hollow-log trumpet, could produce that galvanising noise." --S. H. COURTIER, Death in Dream Time iv. 38, 1959

    February 7, 2007