Definition of didgeridoo in English:


Line breaks: didg¦eri|doo
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪdʒ(ə)rɪˈduː
(also didjeridu)


  • An Australian Aboriginal wind instrument in the form of a long wooden tube, traditionally made from a hollow branch, which is blown to produce a deep, resonant sound, varied by rhythmic accents of timbre and volume.
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    • What sounds like a didgeridoo and a flute weave a stunning and evocative duet.
    • The horns are akin to the didgeridoos of the Australian aboriginals and are referred to generically in the Central African Republic as ongo.
    • Now growing in popularity is Aboriginal music featuring the didgeridoo, an elongated tube that vibrates when played.


1920s: imitative; from an Aboriginal language of Arnhem Land.

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