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or didj·er·i·doo (dĭj′ə-rē-do͞o′, dĭj′ə-rē-do͞o′)
n. pl. didg·er·i·doos or didj·er·i·doos
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 while vibrating the lips.

[Imitative of its sound.]


(Instruments) music a deep-toned native Australian wind instrument made from a long hollowed-out piece of wood
[C20: imitative of its sound]


(ˌdɪdʒ ə riˈdu, ˈdɪdʒ ə riˌdu)
n., pl. -doos.
a musical instrument of Australian Aborigines made from a long wooden tube that is blown into to create a low drone.
[1915–20; < an Aboriginal language of N Australia]
bambusová píšťala
ausztrál õslakók fából készült kürtjedidgeridoo
bambusová píšťala


[ˌdɪdʒəriˈduː] n (= instrument) → didgeridoo m
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Johnson primarily considers himself an artist and a craftsman, rather than a musician, but over the last 20 years has found a niche in a global market with his hand-crafted and self-designed compact didgeridoos.
People think didgeridoos are items that just make a funny little noise, but they're not.
Traditional didgeridoos are made of bamboo or of eucalyptus logs hollowed out by termites.
Traditionally didgeridoos were made from eucalyptus tree trunks which were hollowed by termites whilst the tree was still alive.
Children in Class 1 found a lot out about Australian animals, while Class 2 focussed on story telling through oral work and music, including making their own didgeridoos.
Mr Brook began using bamboo to make didgeridoos in the late 1980s, and now sells a range of instruments from his home and various events.
His predominant use of unusually long didges and "extensions" of up to 4 meters in length enable him to play incredibly deep tones and to produce a much wider range of sounds and overtones than are possible on regular didgeridoos.
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The nursery held a barbecue on Monday while children dressed up in green and yellow, played on an indoor beach, enjoyed a musical session and made didgeridoos.