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bullroarer

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Definition of bullroarer in English:

noun

Australian
A sacred object used in Aboriginal religious ceremonies, consisting of a piece of wood attached to a string, whirled round to produce a roaring noise.
Example sentences
  • Another traditional instrument still used in ritual and ceremonial events is the bullroarer, a thin piece of wood suspended from a string and swung in a circle.
  • Their sacred bullroarer is kept with other Tjuringas.
  • Shaped like a knife, a bullroarer makes a humming noise when it is swung.

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