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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.]
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(Instruments) music a deep-toned native Australian wind instrument made from a long hollowed-out piece of wood
[C20: imitative of its sound]
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(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]
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bambusová píšťala
ausztrál õslakók fából készült kürtjedidgeridoo
bambusová píšťala


[ˌdɪdʒəriˈduː] n (= instrument) → didgeridoo m
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