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yidaki

Line breaks: yi¦daki
Pronunciation: /ˈjɪdaki
 
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Definition of yidaki in English:

noun (plural same or yidakis)

A didgeridoo, typically one made by an Australian Aborigine using traditional techniques.
Example sentences
  • The Australian didgeridoo or yidaki is a simple wind instrument, yet a good player can coax from it a variety of timbres greater than that of many an orchestral instrument.
  • Musically the main ingredients are guitar, drums and keyboard, plus didgeridoo (yidaki) and clapsticks (bilma).
  • Neither of these commentators belongs to a group for whom the yidaki has any ceremonial significance whatsoever.

Origin

Yolngu (an Aboriginal language of Arnhem Land), 'didgeridoo'.

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